Monday, May 21, 2012

Lace Up for Anika

A ‘unity run’ organized by Team Breathe Hope along with Breathe Hope Runners to help save a toddler’s heart and give her a brighter life.

Anika, now 5 years old, is a baby girl who has a single ventricle loosely translates to having a HALF HEART. For further details, here is her medical condition:
The 2d echo showed that she had a Single Ventricle defect (basically half a heart), a rare type of CHD (Congenital Heart Defect) with other heart defects such as: 
Single Ventricle – A complex heart defect that results in one of the heart’s pumping chambers (ventricles) being underdeveloped. 
Dextrocardia – is a congenital defect in which the heart is situated on the right side of the body; a otherwise harmless condition. Or refers to the heart being a mirror image situated on the right side. 
Pulmonary Valve Atresia –She has a small pulmonary artery. Blood can’t flow from the right ventricle into the pulmonary artery and on to the lungs so low-oxygen (bluish) blood mixes with the oxygen-rich (red) blood in the left atrium.
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) – also known as a “hole in the heart”. Is a congenital heart defect in which the wall that separates the upper heart chambers (atria) does not close completely.

Lace Up For Anika Run for a Hearty Cause
Saturday, 4:00 A.M, May 26, 2012
SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

3K & 6K – Php 200.00

There will be no singlet to be provided although runners and non-runners who will register are encouraged to wear a red or white shirt. We are aiming to give all proceeds to the beneficiary for her medical needs.

The registration will be on the event site. It will start at 4am while gun starts at 5am.

 Lace Up for Anika: Run for a hearty cause  on Facebook 

To know more about Anika & her condition, visit:

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