Navigation Links
The Children's Heart Foundation Teams Up With ProFlowers(R) to Raise Awareness and Funding for the Leading Birth Defect in America
Date:5/5/2008

Beginning May 2008, Ten Dollars of Every Floral Bouquet Purchased at http://www.proflowers.com/CHF Will Support Research for Congenital Heart Defects

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Children's Heart Foundation today announced a new partnership with ProFlowers(R) -- the online fresh flower marketplace -- just in time for Mother's Day! Beginning in May 2008, shoppers can visit http://www.proflowers.com/CHF and choose from a variety of beautiful, fresh-from-the-field flower arrangements. Ten dollars from each purchase will benefit The Children's Heart Foundation.

"On behalf of the families of the 40,000 babies born each year with a congenital heart defect, we want to thank ProFlowers(R) for their support," said William Foley, Executive Director, The Children's Heart Foundation. "Sending flowers to the mothers and grandmothers in your life is a great way to show your appreciation and celebrate their love -- and now it also can help raise much-needed funding to find better treatments and, hopefully someday a cure, for congenital heart defects."

Every fifteen minutes a baby is born in this country with a congenital heart defect. Congenital heart defects (CHD) are the number one birth defect among all children born in America today. A CHD consists of an abnormality in the structure of the heart that may have life-threatening effects. There are 35 different types of CHDs, yet little is known about the cause of most of them and there is not yet a cure for any of them.

The Children's Heart Foundation is the country's leading organization solely committed to congenital heart defect (CHD) research funding and is comprised of parents, family members and friends of those affected by a congenital heart defect. The goal of The Children's Heart Foundation is to increase awareness, support the recently diagnosed through educational materials and continue funding the most promising research to find better treatments.

All year long, supporters can purchase a wide variety of specialty flowers to mark a loved one's birthday or anniversary, say thanks to a special teacher or celebrate a new baby's arrival by visiting http://www.proflowers.com/CHF. For every bouquet sold on the special webpage, ProFlowers(R) will generously donate $10 to support The Children's Heart Foundation.

About ProFlowers(R)

ProFlowers(R) is run by Provide Commerce, Inc., which operates an e-commerce marketplace of Web sites for perishable goods that offers fresh, high-quality products direct from the supplier to the customer at competitive prices. The company's platform combines an online storefront, proprietary supply chain management technology and established supplier relationships to create a market platform that bypasses traditional supply chains of wholesalers, distributors and retailers.

Provide Commerce(R) launched its marketplace in 1998 to sell and deliver fresh cut flowers for everyday and special occasions such as Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, birthday and anniversary events, through its ProFlowers(R) brand and Web site, http://www.proflowers.com. Provide Commerce also offers fresh fruit and sweets direct from the supplier to its customers at Cherry Moon Farms(R), http://www.cherrymoonfarms.com, Secret Spoon, http://www.secretspoon.com and Shari's Berries, http://www.berries.com. For more information, please visit http://www.providecommerce.com.

About The Children's Heart Foundation

Based in Lincolnshire, Illinois, The Children's Heart Foundation is the country's leading organization committed to funding research to help find better treatments for children born with congenital heart defects. To date, The Children's Heart Foundation has funded over $3 million towards 34 research projects led by the nation's best and most promising research teams -- several of which have gone on to receive funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the American Heart Association (AHA). The Children's Heart Foundation is the only organization created solely to fund congenital heart defect research. There are currently six chapters nationwide with aggressive plans to expand to more U.S. cities in 2008. The Foundation is not affiliated with any one medical institution or organization, which ensures that the most promising congenital heart defect research continues to get funded anywhere in the world. For more information, visit http://www.childrensheartfoundation.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE The Children's Heart Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Nautica Malibu Triathlon Presented by Toyota Raises $718,000 for Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Cancer Research
2. Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Turns Off the Tap With Green Earth Waterless Carwash
3. Siegel+Gale Designs New HOPE Portal for Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
4. Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems
5. Use of certain lipid measures not more effective in predicting coronary heart disease
6. Restricting Blood Flow May Help Heart Bypass Patients
7. Urban Smog Tough on Young Adults Hearts
8. Stanford study highlights cost-effective method of lowering heart disease risks
9. Vitamin Es lack of heart benefit linked to dosage
10. Drug That Lowers Resting Heart Rate Being Tested
11. Heart Attack Boosts Diabetes Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... are fully customizable inside of Final Cut Pro X," said Christina Austin - CEO ... another unique style. Final Cut Pro X users can now reveal the ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... strategic partnership with Connance, a healthcare industry leader providing predictive analytics to ... technology combine to provide health systems, hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers with ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... leader in retailers of Eyeglasses . , Millions of individuals in the United ... life, eyeglasses have become a way to both correct vision and make a fashion ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever Recovery, a holistic ... World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation facility is located. ... some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast foods. Its residents ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements ... that was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and ... main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ ) ... Improvements Act of 1976, as amended ("HSR"), with respect ... Nasdaq: CPXX ) expired effective June 24, ... As previously announced on May 31, 2016, Jazz Pharmaceuticals ... which Jazz Pharmaceuticals has commenced a tender offer for ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... HILL, N.C. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... healthcare decisions and regulators/payers have placed more emphasis ... new environment, patient support programs in the pharmaceutical ... for patients, medications. Consequently, pharmaceutical companies are focusing ... ensure they are providing products and services that ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network,s Dean Center for ... of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, ... Center for Innovation, today announced the five finalists ... Hackathon for Lyme disease.  More than 100 scientists, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: