Frequestly Asked Questions (FAQ's)

What is a Poker Run?
A poker run is an organized event using a motorcycle, boat, car or other form of transportation where participants travel over a predesignated route and, at designated stops on the route, draw playing card(s). The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run. Prizes (usually cash prizes) are awarded for the best hand; some runs will award smaller awards for lower hands. Poker runs usually require a fee to enter; part of the fee goes to funding the event (including the prizes), while the rest goes to the event's cause (usually a charity of some sort). Specific rules and details vary, depending on the event.

What is the after event party?
The after event (ride) party is were all participants, sponsors, volunteers, and members of the media gather for refreshments, food, and live music, and to meet and spend time with the other riders. The after event party is were the raffle and poker hand prizes are awarded .

I can't attend the event but would like to make a donation?
Any and all donations are very much appreciated, that said there are three ways to donate. You can go to the pre registration page of Daena's run.com and clicking on the GOOGLE checkout button and making a purchase as if you were coming to the event. Or going to the pre registration page and clicking on the Amazon.com donation box and sending us donation. And lastly you can go to the Littlehearts Website www.littlehearts.org by clicking here and making your donation directly to them, and be sure and mention Daena's run.com in the "in Honor" of box.

What makes this event different from other charity poker runs?
Daena's Run has been set up by local members of Columbia HOG, Daena's family, and a local charity which has helped out Daena's family and many thousands of other Kids and family members who are struggling with having and raising a child born with a congenital heart defect. Approximately 40,000 babies are born each year in the United States with a Congenital Heart Defect. That equates to 1 out of 125 babies born with a heart defect. And as of right now the cause of heart defects has not yet been determined. However, it is guessed that genetic and environmental factors play a role. With your help groups like Littlehearts can continue to give free support to families and kids born with a congenital heart defect.

We are having a child which has be diagnosed with HLHS what Doctor would you recommend?
We feel picking a doctor is a personal choice, that each family has to make after doing a lot of research, and meeting with doctors and discussing there philosophy on your childs condition and hearing how they propose to treat your child. That being said Daena has seen many Doctors, we been to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC), Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Boston Children’s Hospital, and the University of Connecticut Medical Center. Daena’s Doctor’s are too many to list here but a couple we would encourage anyone diagnosed with HLHS to consult with are Dr. Jane Newburger MD, Associate Cardiologist-in-Chief Boston Childrens, Dr. Pedro Delnido, Cardiac Surgeon Boston Childrens, and Dr. Harris Leopold MD Director of Cardiology CCMC.

Kool site, who was your web designer?
Daena's Dad worked on the HTML and set up the site while her Mom wrote most of the information, and the story about Daena. Daena picked out the pictures and loves to see herself on the computer. We aren't web designers and only build web sites for fun. If your interested in making your own site and would like some input you can email us at webmaster@daenasrun.com

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