As some of you pointed out in your comments yesterday, as many as 1 in 100 babies are thought to be born with congenital heart disease. The group 1in100 works to help bring awareness to CHD by educating and informing parents and physicians. You can visit their website to learn more about their mission and also more about CHD. Go ahead, I'll wait.
*whistling, humming, twirling my hair*
Do you feel like you've learned something new? Because that is the point. To educate. To make people aware.
Now go tell someone.
BUT, since you're here, I figured I'd give you something. I am so thankful to the sponsors of the giveaways here this week, and I encourage you to visit their websites/Etsy stores, and support those who support Kristine and Cora.
There are many ways to enter each giveaway this week. Those will be listed below. However, I also want to let you know that for every entry in every contest this week, up to 200 comments, OnceUponACline.com will donate $.50/comment (quick math = $100!) to Cora's family. So now you really have pressure to enter these contests. Everyone wins!
What are you playing for today? A "Misses" blog makeover package from Design by Mariah! Mariah is a talented web designer with more than 2 years experience. Her goal is to offer affordable, stylish web design. This package is valued at $30 and is open to Blogger format only.
You can see her portfolio on her website. She has a creative mind, so tell her what you're looking for and she'll amaze you with how she can put together a whole website in just a matter of hours!
Please leave a comment for each entry. Not only does this encourage your odds of winning, it means I give away more money.
1. Visit Cora's page, and then tell me something you learned about CHD. Anything. Leave a comment.
2. Follow my blog. Leave a comment.
3. Follow Cora's Story. Leave a comment.
4. Follow me on Twitter. Leave a comment.
5. Follow Kristine on Twitter. Leave a comment.
6. Follow Mariah on Twitter. Leave a comment.
7. Tell your Twitter followers about this giveaway by tweeting:
Win a custom blog makeover from @mariahannette and @nataliejanette to support CHD & #Cora! http://bit.ly/bzrzLr
Leave a comment.
8. Become a fan of Cora's Story on Facebook. Leave a comment.
*At this time, there is not a way to enter from Facebook. So come on over here, and leave an annonymous comment if you don't want to register with Blogger. Just leave an email address in your comment. Easy, no??
**I was not compensated for this giveaway. No way.
***Contest open to US residents only. Contest ends Saturday, 2/13, at 9pm, CST. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond. Please make sure you leave an email address in your comment if you are not logged into a good account.
****I am holding this giveaway because Kristine is my friend and I care about her and about you. Please tell the people in your life about CHD so that no other parent has to learn about it when it's too late. I'm not asking you to follow my blog or my twitter so that I get more followers. It's an easy way for you to make me pay up. That's all.