Central Bucks South (October 20, 2013)

This was one of those very special screenings. Two years ago, Caroline Gallagher died from sudden cardiac arrest. The students started a 5K in her memory. This screening was held the same day as the 5K. We worked closely with the Gallagher and Jacobsen families. We also couldn’t have done...

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The Bill Signing – Our Remarks

I need to begin by saying thank you to Jennaphr Frederick, Josh Weisman, Brian Kadunc and Representative Mike Vereb.  The universe brought all of us together on April 14, 2011, and as a result, we are here today making a huge difference in the lives students. Representative Vereb, a big...

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An Arrhythmia Symposium – CVI

Last Sunday, we were fortunate to sponsor and attend a symposium on arrhythmia management.  We heard from some very accomplished cardiologists.  At lunch, we were introduced to the attendees by our friend, Dr. Vicki Vetter.  Here is here intro. It is my great pleasure and honor to have this opportunity...

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A Party From the Heart

Last night, an organization of twenty-five women, threw a party for Simon’s Fund.  They’ve been having fundraisers for nonprofit organizations for 25 years. Over 200 people gathered to bid on great auction items, eat and drink and watch a fashion show presented by Neiman Marcus.  We are so grateful.  Here...

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The Full Circle of Simon's Day

The very first Simon’s Day was held at the World Cafe Live on Simon’s first birthday (October 21, 2006).  At that event, 80 friends (adults and kids) listened to the music of Erin Flynn.  We also had a mini-heart screening.  We came together to remember Simon.  A few years later,...

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The Ultimate Gift Exchange

A small group of us got together on Sunday morning at Panera. Five families showed up.   The first family shared their heart screening experience . . . we thought it was a good idea to go the heart screening . . . we almost didn’t’ go . . . we...

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Sam's Trip to the Final Four

Simon’s Fund checks hearts and saves lives.  It also gets some pretty cool auction items for the annual fundraiser.  Read about Sam Kassar’s experience at the Final Four this year.  Thanks for your support, Kassars!  My Final Four experience was amazing.  I went to the games, the parties and the hotel. ...

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Life-Saving Cookies (Not Approved by FDA)

You know what they say:  “absence makes the heart grow fonder but cookies make the heart grow stronger.”  We’ve been struggling with this cliche for a while, trying to understand its true meaning.  What is it about the cookie that makes the heart strong? We researched some foods that have been credited...

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Great Friend to Kids Award

Tonight, Simon’s Fund received the Great Friend to Kids Award presented by Please Touch Museum.  It was a very special evening.  Our remarks are below . . . We are so honored to receive this award tonight and to be in the company of so many other great organizations. We...

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Sex and the City II for Simon's Fund

When we purchased Simon’s Fund Sex and the City II package offered at Simon’s Day, we were confident of two things. First, the money was going to an amazing cause, one that is dear to our hearts, and will be spent to help safeguard the lives of children in our...

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