Thursday, June 20, 2013

Meet & Greet Lunch with Nels Matson

Meet Nels Matson!

Join us for lunch with Nels Matson, who is running 1,200 miles in 35 days from Bradenton, FL, to the Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Washington, D.C. 

Broken Hearts of Florida will host lunch for Nels and Diplo on Sunday, June 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Chili's at 3530 S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville. RSVP for lunch through our Facebook event page, or email us at and let us know you are attending the lunch and how many will be with you. 

If you or your child has a congenital heart defect, come out and sign Diplo, the Diplomatic Penguin, who is riding on Nels’ back. You’ll also have a chance to meet Nels’ Gainesville Heart Diplomat, Sage Pridemore, a local CHD survivor.
Nels, Denise and Diplo at Broken Hearts' May Day Picnic. 

There are about 100,000 children in Cambodia who have congenital heart disease; very few are treated. Nels is running to fund heart surgeries for these children through Hearts Without Boundaries. Nels was saved by an open-heart surgery when he was a toddler, and wants to give these children the same opportunity at life he was given!

Nels’ journey began June 15 in Bradenton. Diplo the penguin will be given as a gift and symbol of support to the children receiving the heart surgeries in Cambodia.

For more information about Tri4Number1 Run, visit

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