Friday, February 12, 2010

Jump Rope for Heart - Can you Help?

What's a mom to do when her child comes home with a fundraising sheet.  Send her door to door?  In a neighbourhood where every other kid goes to school?  Good luck with that.

So being the good mom that I am and seeing that E can sign up her own online donation page at www.JumpRopeforHeart.ca,  I thought I'd put the fundraiser out there on the good old World Wide Web.

Now I realize that this is a Canadian fundraiser and so may not interest my American readers; however, if you feel so inclined please consider making a donation to Jump Rope for Heart.

" The Biggest threat to this generation of children is childhood obesity, with 26% of Canada's children being overweight or obese - over 1.6 million!  This puts our kids at risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.  At the Heart & Stroke Foundation, we're working hard to stop this trend through programs like Jump Rope For Heart. When a child participates in Jump Rope for Heart, they learn the importance of physical activity, healthy eating and social responsibility.  Our success depends on everyone's fundraising efforts."   Heart and Stroke Foundation

Can you believe that we have 1.6 million overweight or obese children in Canada?  That's staggering.  We need to do everything we can to encourage our children's participation in a health conscious lifestyle and physical activity.  Have you heard that the study that shows that if the parents are either overweight or inactive, their children are prone to becoming overweight?  It's true.  So why not get off the couch and get out there and play with your kids.

To make a donation through my daughter's site, you may do so here.  Please note this is not me scamming for money.  All donations are made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation itself.  Donating through my page just helps my daughter's school achieve their fundraising goals.

Now for anyone that makes a donation over $5.00 I will feature their blog or site on my blog for one day.

For a donation over $25.00, I will provide free advertising space on my blog for one week.

For a donation over $50.00, I will provide free advertising space on my blog for one month.

For a donation over $100.00, I will provide free advertising space on my blog for six months.

The Fine Print:  


Any and all advertising has to be family friendly and non offensive in any way.  If you are uncertain about that, email me before donating to verify.  


Advertising buttons etc are to be provided by donor. 


Donations will be verified before advertising. 

Thank you so much for giving this matter any consideration.  I would very much appreciate it if you'd pass this fundraiser on or leave a comment of a particularly good site to link up on.

Let's Get Jumping!

Heart Fact:  This is the first generation of kids that may  not live as long as their parents. 

7 comments:

  1. Isn't it sick what parents do to their children? My biggest issue is with parents that feed their kids soda in a bottle or sippy cup. It pisses me off.

    Let me see what I have to donate once I get my husband's paycheck. Any cause to fight child obesity is a good cause.

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  2. For some reason my dumb English credit card won't let me donate but leave it with me and I'll see what I can do xxx

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  3. Happy SITS Saturday Share fest!

    Jump Rope for Heart is a great cause. My kids have always participated. I'll be sponsoring my daughter this year. Good luck with your pledge drive.

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  4. Hey! 'waves' I just wanted to say Thank-you for joining my community! I really appreciate your membership! You have an awesome blog! Heads up -- Following you now! I see that you are a blogfrog community owner too, any tips? I'm new to owning one, and have paid for it so I would like to get the most out of it if you know what I mean? xD Take care, Cheers! <3

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  5. I remember participating in that when I was in elementary school. Considering so many schools have CUT gym class down to practically nothing it's great to see this fundraiser still going on.

    I'll see what I can donate :) Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  6. Fae - that is awful. Like it's too hard to add water instead. It just seems like if you start off with good habits right from the beginning you won't have to fight with them over pop and junk food.

    Thanks Emma for trying!

    Thanks so much Carolyn. Good luck to your daughter too!

    Thanks Carrie. You have a great blog!

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