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Athletes For Hearts Banquet

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Michele recently spoke at the "Fishing for Hearts" fundraising event held October 8th in St Petersburg, FL.  This annual event is one of many held throughout the year for the Athletes for Hearts Foundation, of which Michele is a Board Member.  She shared how over the years, the impact of meeting families whose children have been effected by a heart condition is life changing.  A month prior, Michele spent the day at All Children’s Hospital in St Petersburg, FL interview families and patients.  A highlight video showing the interviews was part of the program as well as a live and silent auction.

Athletes for Hearts, Inc. was created by Keith & Julie Overton to provide financial assistance to families with children in need of medical treatment specific to a heart condition, and to fund advancements in medical technology for the treatment of heart disease, with special emphasis on heart conditions affecting children.  Their passion for this foundation was created when their daughter MacKenzie was born with left hypoplastic heart syndrome and required a heart transplant at 17 days old. Now fifteen years old, MacKenzie leads an active life, enjoying success in competitive fastpitch softball.  Her love of sports was the motivation behind the creation of Athletes for Hearts.  Athletes for Hearts coordinates with the All Children’s Hospital of St Petersburg FL and the St Petersburg Ronald McDonald House to provide additional support to families in need.


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