Levine Cardiac Kids is excited to hold our 2nd Annual Silent Auction & Dinner, “Open Your Heart”. This year’s theme is “Boots & BBQ” on this Saturday, November 10 at 6:30 pm at Carolina Golf Club. Ticket prices are $40 per person and can be purchased by emailing Meghan Shelton at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome anyone interested in supporting Levine Cardiac Kids to attend this amazing event!
Last year we successfully raised over $23,000 and this year we again have wonderful donated items from many local establishments. This is LCK’s largest fundraising effort and the money raised at this event will benefit LCK and our members in many ways, such as paying for Camp LuCK in the spring, providing care bags to all children and families in the hospital and providing social/support events for our families.
Levine Cardiac Kids was started 5 years ago by 4 mom’s who all had a similar vision:
To create a group that supports children who are being treated for, or have recently been diagnosed with, Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) and their families.
The goal is to provide a forum in which members, support one another through the sharing of experiences. As parents who cope with many of the same issues and anxieties over our children’s health, we share a special bond and offer each other the “parent perspective” that differs from that of the medical perspective. For the CHD children, support is provided primarily through the family structure, but also through building relationships with other CHD patients and gaining a deeper awareness of what it means to live with a CHD.
LCK educates ourselves on pertinent issues related to heart-health, diagnostic procedures, treatments, terminologies, financial/insurance considerations and coping strategies. We also want to help spread awareness of congenital heart defects and the existence of our support group within the community. Additionally, we seek to develop relationships with medical professional and hospitals that provide comprehensive pediatric cardiac care, such as Levine Children’s Hospital, to provide our families with a direct link to the access of medical support, facilities, and advocation of quality pediatric medical care.