Saturday, September 15, 2007

Team Nova 2007 Kicks Off for real

This post will float until the 2007 Heartwalk on September 15th. Look below for new posts

Team Nova 2007 has had a slow start this year, but I'm hoping that's abut to change. I've finally had the meeting with the AHA Rep. Her name is Brenda (Laurie from last year is blissfully married and left the AHA to enjoy being a family :) Congrats Laurie! I'll miss you!)... and meeting with the Rep is always a bit of a kick in the pants. I can't believe how fast this year is flying by! We're halfway through June already! September 15th will be here before I know it!

So far, I've personally raised $650... a far cry from my $5000 goal! But Ang has joined Team Nova from Indianapolis and raised $300 (as well as creating her own team, for which she's raised another $300! Amazing!)

And Gretchen, dealing with her own child's medical issues, is running a yarn raffle again this year, and has raised $1270 $1300 for Team Nova! Gretchen is such a wonderful woman... Not just because she's such a avid supporter of Team Nova, I mean, she was going to work out an agreement to arrange the marriage of her 7th child Lydia to my 7th child Nova... without ever even meeting me! (Cuz that's what's important ya know, knowing the other inlaws... LOL) I still maintain that they'd have been a beautiful couple!


So, in all actuality, the running total for Team Nova 2007 is $2275... Just $2725 short of the goal! And only 3 months to make up the difference!

So I'm going locally, to businesses, to ask for donations, I'm planning a raffle of my own as well. And I'm hoping that, when the new school year begins, the childrens' schools will support us again the way Kassi's supported Team Nova 2006!

And yes, you guessed it, I'm going to start at it here as well. ;)

So, want to help me squelch this sinking feeling that I'll never meet my goal?

You can help by donating to Team Nova 2007 via the American heart Association's Web Site.(Don't forget to check the Matching Donations list to see if your company is one that matches charitable donations! If they are, your donation could be doubled by your employer! There are 185 pages of companies that match donations, so there's a good chance yours does!

Or you can snail mail a check, made out to The American Heart Association of Charlotte NC, and mail it to me at
Erin Monahan
2509 Old Charlotte Hwy
Monroe NC 28110
And I will forward it with my other cash donations to our AHA representative, to be added to our Team Nova donations amount.


  1. I'm glad to see you getting geared up for another great year, Erin.

    You know, I checked the list, and neither my nor hubby's companies match. It's surprising since hubby works for a major health system! But I did see one of the drug companies that does quite a bit of business with my clinic, and I think I might be able to schmooze with them a little. Maybe I can talk the clinic into donating something via the drug company name? Hmmm.... It'd be nice to double my money since there isn't much of it. :)

  2. What a beautifully put together site for such a wonderful cause. I found you through the Blogger's Choice Awards since you've been nominated for Best Charity Bloge ( If I found you this way others must be able to as well. You can get more votes by simply adding the code for the Brag Badge on your site that is availble at the above link. I know how difficult (and exhausting) it can be trying to raise money for charities and I know that every way to get your cause out there can help. Best of luck reaching your goal. :)

  3. Good luck!

    I'll do what I can. And I'll be thinking of you on September 15th.

    Okay, let me just tell you that you've inspired every person on the Indy team. So many people in my life need to take time to take care of themselves, but don't, so me bugging them to walk with me is rippling out the positive. Nova has made such an impact on so many lives.
    YOU'VE made such an impact.
    You've really inspired me.
    Honest and truly.
    Thank you for that.

    *yes, I've been drinking a bit, but the love is true.

    Go Team Nova!

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  5. Thank you, heartfelt, for inspiring 22 people in Indianapolis to do this.

    End total sits at $3500 once the checks clear. Next year, we'll do better.
    I hope you had a great day.
    We sure did.
    Thanks again.

  6. Erin! Look at that fundraising total! How did the walk go?