Sam & Ash, LLP is proud to be a Heart of Silver sponsor of the Children’s Heart Foundation’s 18th annual Walk with the Heart of a Child. We’re committed to supporting the Children’s Heart Foundation’s inspiring work to make a positive difference in the lives of families going through the emotional and financial hardships of having a child with congenital heart disease.
The annual Walk with the Heart of a Child event raises funds to support the one in 100 children who are born with congenital heart disease each year in the United States. It’s amazing to see the community come out to support the children and families that battle heart disease every day. This year’s event, held Saturday, May 22 at Craig Ranch Regional Park in North Las Vegas, attracted more than 500 attendees and raised more than $60,000, exceeding the fundraising goal! That is awesome.
Children’s Heart Foundation Nevada, based in Las Vegas, provides financial, emotional, and educational services to children and families in Nevada living with the impact of congenital heart disease. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect in the U.S., affecting about 40,000 births a year. Children with congenital heart disease need medical treatment from infancy through adulthood. There is no known cure at this point.
Las Vegas has the only full-service Pediatric Cardiology Center in Nevada. Therefore, families from other parts of the state bringing children to the center for treatment may experience excessive travel costs. The Children’s Heart Foundation can help with airfare and travel expenses for these families.
Everyone at Sam & Ash, LLP is passionate about supporting the Children’s Heart Foundation and other aid organizations in the Las Vegas community that focus on improving the quality of life of those with special needs. As Heart of Silver Sponsors, Sam & Ash had a booth set up on the day of the walk. We gave away What’s Right kids sunglasses, drawstring bags, and heart-healthy snack bags.
We also had art supplies and pictures of Rocky for kids to come to our booth, take a break and do some coloring. We were put to the test as to who could color Rocky the best—Sam & Ash or the kids. At the end of the day, we agreed we were all artistic geniuses!
We loved taking a walk in the park, meeting everyone who turned out, and supporting this incredible cause. Sponsoring Walk with the Heart of a Child is one of the many ways Sam & Ash, LLP acts on our commitment to community engagement and working to make our community a better place to live, work and raise families.
At Sam & Ash, LLP, we are dedicated to the belief that attorneys who really care about the community do a better job. We have raised more than $2 million in support of our community, and we continue to look for opportunities to partner with established foundations and support individual initiatives to do What’s Right.
Below you can see more photos from the event: