Hi 🙂 I’m Jessica, owner of Red and lover of all things sweet. Just wanted to share a little bit about me in order for you to understand what this post is really about (Callie’s Crew). If you just want to learn about the Marfan syndrome, skip to the bold text below. I grew up in Tomball, TX, just about 30 minutes north of Houston. It’s a small town with (when I was there) one high school, and a Main Street (Sonic was the most happening place to hang after a football game).. get the gist? In this small town I met the loves of my life – my girlfriends 🙂 Kari, Jaclynn, Lisa, Heather, Erin, Athena, Rachel, and Jamie. Jamie met the love of her life in High School, they married and had a sweet baby girl named Callie. Callie is now 4 years old and has recently been diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome. She’ll be leading Callie’s Crew on February 20 in the Houston Walk for Victory. I love being able to give back to the Houston community and various children’s charities in Houston but this one has a really special place in my heart. Because of that we will be offering a Heart Shaped Brownie at Red Dessert Dive from February 9 – February 19. All proceeds from the sell of Callie’s Brownie will go to The Marfan Foundation. We’ll have Callie’s Brownies available everyday but, if you’d like more than six, please place an order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like to donate directly to the Marfan Foundation, please visit marfan.org or register to walk in Houston at firstgiving.com/marfan/2016WFV-Houston. Otherwise, we’ll also be collecting donations at Red Dessert Dive on behalf of The Marfan Foundation until February 19. Thanks in advance for any and all support!!
WHAT IS MARFAN SYNDROME?
Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue. Because connective tissue is found throughout the body, Marfan syndrome can affect many parts such as the heart, eyes, joints and bones. While there is no cure for Marfan syndrome now, the Marfan Foundation is dedicated to pursue the most innovative research for early diagnosis, treatment and eventually, a cure for this genetic disorder. 1 in 5,000 people have Marfan syndrome and experts estimate that nearly half of those people don’t know it. That is why the Marfan Foundation and this walk is so important – not only for raising money for the foundation’s efforts but bringing further awareness of Marfan syndrome throughout our community. HOUSTON TO HOST ITS FIRST WALK FOR VICTORY ON FEBRUARY 20th BENEFITING THE MARFAN FOUNDATION.