World Record Attempt for Heart Kids (Saturday 7th September 2013)

GAIA supports World Record Attempt for Heart Kids (Saturday 7th September 2013)"6 babies were born with heart disease today in Australia"

Online PR News – 05-September-2013 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia – GAIA supports World Record Attempt for Heart Kids (Saturday 7th September 2013)
"6 babies were born with heart disease today in Australia"

This year, Stacey would have been turning 19 years old. Stacey was a local Emerald resident – and neighbour to creator & owner of Australia’s number 1 natural & organic baby skincare brand GAIA Natural Baby.

“Stacey died at the age of 13, waiting for a heart transplant. Stacey’s struggle became a part of my everyday life when her Aunt, Julie Hoffman (my friend) and her family needed support,” said Michelle.

Stacey’s untimely death moved Julie into action and, supported by friends and family, set about raising funds for Heart Kids to support other families like Stacey’s. To achieve this she is now in the final throes of attempting her second World Record.

The first was to complete 1500 Burpee’s (which are the most challenging full body exercise there is) in 1 hour and the second was to beat 36 Burpee's in 1 minute for the second record. The first took place on Saturday April 14th 2012, in front of approximately 750 people at The Ferntree Gully Hotel and which raised just over $52,000 plus a donation of 16 DSi's and games to the Royal Children’s Hospital Cardiac ward.

Proudly sponsored by GAIA Natural Baby, the second record of doing 1500 Burpee's in 1 hour is awaiting Julie THIS SATURDAY – and Michelle and family will be there cheering her on.

All proceeds from the sale of any GAIA product sold on the day will go directly to Hoffy’s Burpee Challenge for Heart Kids.
“It has made me realise just how many children are affected by heart related illnesses and how many die. It has also had a lasting effect of my local community and I’m passionate about supporting local, “said Michelle.

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WHO: Michelle Vogrinec (creator & MD of GAIA Natural Baby) supports
Julie Hoffman & her World Record attempt for Heart Kids

WHERE: The Middle, 1130 Burwood Hwy Ferntree Gully VIC Australia

WHEN: from 1pm – 6pm EST


GAIA Natural Baby was born out of a need by Melbourne Mum, Michelle Vogrinec, when she couldn’t find suitable skincare products to care for her baby’s skin, who suffered from eczema and sensitivities - so she created them. Designed to keep baby skin care simple, GAIA Natural Baby provides the basic items to gently care for baby’s everyday needs, without too much fuss. The products are also free from harsh soaps, sulphates, petrochemicals, phthalates, lanolin, talc, mineral oil, propylene glycol, paraben preservatives and artificial fragrance, making them eczema friendly.Not only are the products tailored for sensitive skin, they are bursting with certified organic ingredients to minimise dryness, calm sensitivities and provide gentle care for your little one’s skin at bath time and beyond. Other GAIA brands include pure pregnancy, made for men and Skin+Body.

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