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.