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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mighty Oakes Heart Foundation Upcoming Events

Good evening friends and family.  Quick update and reminder on two fun MOHF events that are right around the corner.


1.      Dewey’s Pizza – Pizza School Benefitting Mighty Oakes Heart Foundation – this Sunday, September 30th.

a.       We haven’t advertised this much as we thought it would sell out quickly, but it still had 15-20 openings as of today.

b.      This is a chance to go “behind the glass” at the Webster Groves Dewey’s Pizza at 122 E. Lockwood Ave.

c.       Although there are 30-minute sessions starting at 11am and running through 2pm, most of the openings are around the 1pm, 1:30pm and 2pm sessions.

d.      Cost is just $25 per person and will include a pizza-making tutorial from Dewey’s finest back in the kitchen and then you’ll get to eat your masterpiece afterwards.  Kids will LOVE it.


2.      Inaugural Mighty Oakes Heart Foundation 5K Run/1K Fun Run – Saturday, October 6th.

a.       With well over 200 registered runners and walkers as of last week and several corporate sponsors on board, this event is already a huge success!

b.      Although it’s too late to be a sponsor, feel free to come out and join us for a 5k run or a 1k walk. 

c.       Event will be held at LaSalle Springs Middle School at 3300 Hwy 109 in Wildwood, MO starting with an 8:30am registration and 9am Fun Run start followed by 5k Run.

d.      Cost is just $30 per adult or $20 per child.

e.      You can register online via our website ( or just show up the day of the event, although we may not have extra shirts available since we placed the orders for those last week.


So a couple of fun ways to spend time with your family and help other, less fortunate families while you’re at it.  Thanks to everyone for supporting these events and we can’t wait to see you at both of them!  Stay tuned for more from MOHF through the end of the year.  Most excited to tell you all about the families we have helped this year. 


Love to you all,

Greg, Becky, Isla & Mighty Oakes

Monday, September 10, 2012

Mighty Oakes Heart Foundation 5K

Friends and family - this is a very quick note asking for your help in pulling off a successful fundraiser that is upcoming very soon which most of you know about from previous emails or via Facebook. The inaugural Mighty Oakes Heart Foundation 5K/1 Mile Fun Run will be taking place Saturday, October 6th in Wildwood, Missouri.

Although we have lots of folks signing up for the event, we could still use many more participants, either live here in St. Louis or remote from wherever you may be.

We have (finally) set up an online registration site on our main website to make it easier for everyone to register. If you cannot make it, we would be honored by a donation to the foundation or a pledge based on a certain run time. For instance, I am (allegedly) training for this event. I have not really run at all since Oakes was diagnosed in utero, which dates back two years ago next month. But I'll be participating and have had a couple friends donate based on how many kilometers I actually make it. To be clear, I will make it 5K, but it won't be easy, so we'll see how that goes.

In any event, we are still looking for a couple corporate sponsors to help off-set some of the costs of the event, so please email me at if you are interested in being a corporate sponsor and I can give you more details.

We hope we will see you in a few weeks sweating, running, walking, pushing strollers and helping us help other families dealing with congenital heart defects. We have been helping many families behind the scenes and it is a blessing from all of you that we are able to help so many families dealing with this life-altering diagnosis.

Here is the online registration link (if the link does not work, you can find info via our website at<>

Thanks, as always, for your continued support of MOHF.


Greg, Becky, Isla & Oakes

5K Online Registration!

If your registration form is lost in a pile of paper just waiting to be filled out and mailed in, forget about it. We have a last minute online registration form! The deadline is Friday, but go ahead and register now!

Becky & Ortyls from the beach