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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

By Rebecca Pepin, rpepin@wcyb.com
Published On: Feb 08 2013 08:12:15 PM CST
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

Because congenital heart defects affect nearly one in 100 births in the United States, the group Mended Little Hearts of Johnson City will host several "1 in 100" Balloon Launches.

The launches will each include 99 white balloons and one red one.

The launches are scheduled as follows:

Saturday, Feb. 9
 10 a.m.
Mountain View Baptist Church
4005 Bristol Highway
Johnson City, TN
(The Mountain States Mega Heart will be at the event for people to walk through and see all the different parts of the heart. Cinnamon bread, muffins, juice and coffee will be served, and fun activities are planned for kids.)

Saturday, Feb. 9
4 p.m.
Oak Hill Funeral Home
800 Truxton Drive
Kingsport, TN

Sunday, Feb. 10
2 p.m.
Common Ground Church
2844 Highway 11E, Bristol (across from Bristol Motor Speedway)
(Includes the Mountain States Mega Heart and activities for children.)

For more information, call Agnes Rhodes at 423-676-8352 or Ashley Ollis at 423-557-7743.

Or visit http://www.mendedhearts.org/ or visit "Mended Little Hearts Johnson City Tenn" on Facebook.