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Hearts of Promise Miniature Golf Tournament  -  October 3, 2009


Hearts of Promise hosted a miniature golf tournament (putt-putt) on October 3, 2009 at the Emerald Falls Adventure Park in Prattville.  The event was a huge success and proved to be a lot of fun for the children, as well as raise funds for research for the treatment of congenital heart defects. 


Children of all ages participated in the event.  Awards were given in each age bracket for top scores, most holes in one, and most money raised.  Every child received a goody bag, a certificate, and the great feeling that comes from helping others. 

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Hearts of Promise Dinner and Silent Auction  -  April 23, 2005

A Hearts of Promise Dinner was held on April 23, 2005, and it was a tremendous success!  Over $20,000 was raised for promising research being conducted for the treatment of congenital heart defects!  We are grateful to Dr. John Mayer, Jr., world-renowned Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon from Children’s Hospital Boston, for serving as guest speaker for the night.  Dr. Mayer has devoted his life to this research.  He serves as Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Senior Associate in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Children’s Hospital Boston.  Dr. Mayer did an outstanding job updating the audience on the advances of his research, and pledged his continued commitment to the research and to the thousands of children whose futures depend on it.


Dr. Mayer was humbled by the tremendous support he received through the high attendance of the dinner and by the many individuals and businesses that made donations.  We are grateful to every person and business who made monetary donations or who donated items for our silent auction.  Our silent auction alone raised over $5,000!  We are also very thankful to everyone who attended the dinner or who donated tickets so that parents of children with heart defects could attend.  Your donations will make a big difference to many precious children, and we truly appreciate it!

Hearts of Promise

P.O. Box 681070

Prattville, AL 36068

To contact us:

Phone: 334-361-0071

E-mail: promise@heartsofpromise.org

HEarts of Promise

Brighter Futures for Baby Hearts


Heart Walk – 2008


A heart walk, held at Pratt Park, in Prattville, AL was held in April 2008.  It was a rainy day, but the rain did not dampen the enthusiasm of the walk participates.  We truly appreciate all of the businesses who sponsored this event and all of the walk participants and their sponsors.  This event raised over $16,000, in spite of the bad weather, due to the generosity of many people!  We are grateful to a very special young man, Isaac Stackhouse, who earned a $1,000 grant for Hearts of Promise through the Eagle Scouts.


Hearts of Promise Heart Walks – April 2007


Heart walks were held in Prattville, AL and Irondale, AL.  Everyone had a great time, and over $15,000 was raised!  Thank you to all of the corporate sponsors, the walk participates, and the generous donors who sponsored our walkers!



Hearts of Promise Walks – 2006


Simultaneous heart walks were held in Rhode Island and in Alabama which netted $20,000 for research for congenital heart defects!  A special thanks to Dave and Debbie Brouillard from Cranston, Rhode Island and Muon and Candy Chhoeun from Ashville, AL for organizing walks in their areas!  Thanks, also, to everyone who attended and/or solicited donations.  Thank you to all of the businesses that made contributions and to the supporters who participated in our heart walk in Prattville, AL.  All of the events were a success and a great time was had by all!


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Geneva River Festival  -  April 2004

Holly's grandparents, Wayne and Carolyn (Dismukes) Saunders set up an awareness display at the Geneva River Festival in Geneva, AL. Friends and attendees were very supportive in purchasing the 
Heart to Heart Recipes  cookbooks and making donations.  We would like to thank our dear friends, Carl Max and Sue Hammond, and their daughter, Cindy, for their assistance with this event.  The Hammonds have been there for us the moment we learned of Holly's heart defect and have assisted us in so many ways.


Prattville CityFest  -  May 2004

We sold many Heart to Heart Recipes cookbooks and baked goods at our booth and received donations.  We are grateful to everyone who stopped by and to our friends who donated baked goods.  We would also like to extend a special “thank you” Stephanie Boyd and Dawn Wendland who assisted us with this event.


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Niffer's Charity Night  - 
April 20, 2004

Niffer's in Dadeville, AL generously donated 10% of their sales receipts and allowed us to sell our cookbooks and promote awareness of the need for research for the treatment of congenital heart defects. 

Pancake Breakfast  -  March 2004


A pancake breakfast was held at Applebee’s in Prattville, AL.  Waiters/waitresses included pediatricians and nurses, Prattville City Councilmen, Mayor Jim Byard, Reverend Travis Coleman, Jr. of First Baptist Church of Prattville, and parents, friends, and family members of children with congenital heart defects.  We appreciate everyone’s hard work and all of people in the community who came out to support this event.  Our hats are off to our volunteer “chefs” who prepared the food, as they received many compliments!



Yard Sale -  2004

Hearts of Promise received many donated items for a gigantic yard sale, which brought in over $1,000 for research for the treatment of congenital heart defect research.



Boston Butt Sale  -  May 2003

Holly’s Daddy Grand (Wayne Saunders) attained several smokers and received help and support from Washington-Holmes Technical Center instructors in Chipley, FL.  Their help was much needed and much appreciated!  Many thanks to the friends who loaned smokers, those who helped smoke the Boston Butts, and/or those who helped to deliver them!  Over 250 were sold, and over $2,800 was raised! 



Prattville CityFest  -  May 2003

Hearts of Promise sold baked goods and cookbooks at Prattville City Fest and promoted awareness of the need for funds for research for the treatment of congenital heart defects.  Thanks to the many people who donated baked goods and to everyone who stopped by to see us.  Despite the rainy start, the sun came out and our event was a big success!

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Cookbook Sales at Festivals – ongoing

Hearts of Promise has sold cookbooks at many events, such as the Watermelon Festival in Chipley, FL (6/25/11),  the Peanut Butter Festival in Brundidge, AL (10/29/10), the Geneva River Festival in Geneva, AL,  Prattville City Fest and Celebrate Kid’s Day in Prattville, AL, and Niffer’s Charity Night at Niffer’s Place in Dadeville, AL.  Thanks to the many people who have assisted us at these events.  A special thanks to Carl Max and Sue Hammond and Robert and Annie Laura Glass for helping to sell cookbooks at many of our events.  Thanks also, to everyone who has purchased a cookbook.  Response to our cookbook, Heart to Heart Recipes, has been tremendous!  Buy your cookbook here!

Project Beanie Baby

Holly’s cousin, Hillary, is selling Beanie Babies to be sent to children at Children’s Hospital Boston as a Phi Theta Kappa honorary society project.  For a $20 donation, you can send a smile and a beanie baby to a child undergoing heart surgery at Children’s Hospital Boston.  A card will be attached to the Beanie Baby with the sender’s name, hometown, and words of encouragement.  Please contact us if you would like to purchase a Beanie Baby for one of these precious children.  You may send your donation to Project Beanie Babies at 847 Candy Lane, Chipley, FL 32428, wcsaunders@bellsouth.net, (850) 638-4640.


Other events include:  Awareness presentations, handouts, and cookbook sales at festivals and other events.  Upcoming activities are in the planning stage.  A big “thank you” to Hillary for all of your hard work and support of Hearts of Promise!

Pancake Breakfast and Heart Walk


On Saturday, November 5th, Hearts of Promise will sponsor a heart walk and pancake breakfast in Chipley, FL.  The walk will be held from 8:00-9:00 a.m. at Shiver's Park in Chipley followed by the presentation of door prizes.  The $5.00 pancake breakfast will be held at First Baptist Church, Chipley from 7:00-10:00 a.m.


The registration fee for the walk is $20.00 through Nov. 1st and includes a t-shirt.  Registration after Nov. 1st will be $25.00.


We hope you will support Hearts of Promise by attending the breakfast, participating in the walk, enlisting other participants, and/or making a tax-deductible donation.  All proceeds from this event, as in all Hearts of Promise fundraisers, go to vital research for the treatment of congenital heart defects.


 For more information, please contact us at: (850) 638-4640, 847 Candy Lane, Chipley, FL 32428, or heartsofpromise@gmail.com