In the United States alone, one in 125 newborns suffer from a congenital heart defect (CHD), making it America’s number one birth defect. The Saving tiny Hearts Society is committed to funding CHD research, extending the lives of children born with a CHD today and those 50 years from now.
In appreciation for the efforts of the Saving tiny Hearts Society, Step2 pledged $10,000 as part of the holiday 2011 contest to support CHD research in hopes of erasing this life-threatening condition forever.
“At Step2 we are a big extended family and some of our own have been affected by Congenital Heart Defects,” said Jerry McDermott, chief marketing officer.” As part of our Just BeCause program to reach out and do something good, we are able to touch the lives of others who want their children to be well and need attention on a cause for further research and development.”
Our CMO Jerry along with his wife Donna delivered the $10,000 donation to Francie and Brian at the Saving tiny Hearts Society
“We’re thrilled Step2 is a member of the Saving tiny Hearts Family,” said Francie Paul, the Chairman and President of the Saving tiny Hearts Society. “This donation is funding promising CHD research in hopes of finding a cure. We are eternally grateful for their continued support.”
The second phase of the Big Imaginations are Cooking Contest has now begun. The top finalists were selected based on their original essay and sent a Step2 play kitchen and a video camera to capture their child playing creatively with their new kitchen. Now it’s your turn to determine who should win the $5,000 grand prize!
Votes from the general public will decide the winner. Voting is now open at the contest website and will end at 11:59 PM ET on January 8, 2012. Each person may vote one time per day.
There are two incentives to vote. Each voter will be entered to win a Step2 play kitchen of their own – the LifeStyle Grand Walk-In Kitchen. We will select 1 winner each week during the voting period, which means we will be giving away 5 kitchens total! Plus, we will be donating $1 for each vote to the Saving tiny Hearts Society (up to $10,000).
Good luck to all the finalists! The winner will be announced on Monday, January 9, 2012.
About Saving tiny Hearts Society
The Saving tiny Hearts Society ’s mission is to raise money for grossly under-funded, lifesaving grass roots research of congenital heart defects (CHD’s). This seed funding acts as a bridge for this research to millions of dollars of extramural funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH) or other outside funding. CHD’s are America’s #1 birth defect affecting over 40,000 babies every year!
Beginning today, December 1 through Saturday, December 10, Step2 is offering a new deal each day for 24 hours only. Over the 10 days, we will feature play kitchens, ride-on toys, and other best sellers at the lowest prices of the year. Customers who have signed up for promotional emails will receive notification of the daily deal at 10AM ET each morning. We will be giving our Facebook fans a sneak peek a half an hour early each day on the Step2 Facebook page.
We’re kicking off the Deal of the Holi-Day with the Real Projects Workshop, just $49.99 ($20 off the regular price) through 9:59Am ET tomorrow, December 2 when you enter the promo code S2RPW121 at checkout. This role play toy encourages imaginative play and features a realistic “wood” project workbench. You can see this item in action by clicking the play button on the product page.