Sister starts `Coffee for a Heart` project to raise funds for brother`s Heart Surgery

Released on: August 12, 2008, 9:02 pm

Press Release Author: July Lies

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: \"Coffee for a Heart\" is a fund-raising project by July Lies,
whose younger brother Robin was born with severe Down Syndrome.

Press Release Body: 40-60% children born Down Syndrome have heart defects and Robin
is one of them.

"A cardiologist specialist in Down Syndrome confirmed that my brother\'s condition is
due to the \"hole\" in his heart and a surgery is required as soon as possible," says

Robin\'s heart surgery is scheduled for August 22, however the surgery is not
confirmed until the family has $45,000, and they must confirm this by August 20. The
cost of the surgery, hospital stay, and 1 month medication supply is $60,000. So far
the family has raised $30,000.

"Hearing Robin\'s condition through phone really makes me homesick and feeling lonely
because I am half the globe away from them," says July, whose family currently
resides in Indonesia. "I have no experience, however thanks to my friends for ideas
and support, I was able to put \"Coffee for a Heart\" together."

How to support \"Coffee for a Heart\":

1. You can purchase raffle tickets for only $5/ticket or $10/3tickets. The prizes
are 3 gift baskets from Starbucks worth $100-150, one night hotel stays at Marriot
Hotel, and a unique hand-made mirror. Email July at for

2. On August 16 (7am -3pm) there will be garage sale at 3170 The Credit Woodlands,
Mississauga. If you have items that would like to donate for the garage sale, email
July at for details.

3. On August 17 (4pm-7pm) there will be a coffee service at Toronto Indonesia
Christian Family (TICF) located at 1051 Eglinton Avenue West, Mississauga, ON L5V
2W3. At the end of the church service at 6pm, July and friends from Starbucks will
be serving coffee and beans by donation.

Web Site: http://

Contact Details: July Lies
# 647-868-5437

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