It’s hard to believe that I am a month away from #LoveaHeart 3! It all started in a coffee shop, it started as an idea, it started as a pitch to every friend I’ve ever had to see who would get involved.
Now in our third year we’ve raised a total of $21,000.00 for The Heart and Stroke Foundation! That is no small feat considering most of the planning happens after hours from my living room; I don’t sleep much in January.
We’ve successfully auctioned off George Strombo, Mike Bradwell, Michelle B (of the ACTUAL bachelor) and a host of fantastic social media personalities including the #BoyBestie, Casie Stewart, Raymi the Minx, Gail Gabrielle and a ton of other amazing people.
As I sit in my living room planning yet another event, emailing old friends to beg for help, working on my pitch and tweeting like a crazy lady I can’t help but be amazed at the support I’ve had over the years; I say WE when I refer to #LoveaHeart because while it is my event there is no way that I could do this alone. Last year Shannon Kelly and Shawn Hawaii offered to host and they brought the house down. This year we are fortunate to have them again and to you both I cannot possibly express how incredibly grateful I am, I love you.
Love a Heart is important to me for many reasons; my mum/hero has a heart condition, there is 1 heart attack every 7 minutes in Canada, I truly believe that social media can do social good AND I believe that it is our responsibility to do something for the world we live in.
There are many things in my life that I am proud of but Love a Heart is one of the biggest ones because it actually makes a difference in the lives of others.
So come out to The Hideout Toronto on Valentine’s Day and join us for one of the best parties of the year; there will be music, drinks, dancing and some incredibly beautiful people who want to date you… if only for charity. 😉
More details to follow in the coming weeks…