When's the last date to add my loved one's name to the Save1Heart Balloon?
Submissions will no longer be accepted after all names (450,000) have been filled on the balloon. It takes roughly 3 months to build and create a hot air balloon. Being that this is a custom balloon with techniques never been done before, we want to have more time in order to provide our manufacturer the time they need to build a balloon that honors your loved one and it fitting of this campaign.
Why does it cost to add a name to the balloon?
The Save1Heart AscendtheMemory campaign costs nearly $3.2 million dollars to successfully achieve. An average hot air balloon range can anywhere between $60,000 and $180,000. Crew and other components can bring that price tag to $500,000. Staging and routing for national tour can cost millions. Your heartfelt $10 donation will help us accomplish this goal, and allow us to provide 500,000 North Americans with a comprehensive and complimentary cardiovascular screening at no charge.
What is the 1NAME1HEART component of the campaign?
In order to accomplish our goal of eliminating cardiovascular disease throughout North America, we launched 1NAME1HEART. For every name added to the world's first soaring monument, we will provide a 1 for 1 (1 name on the balloon = 1 free cardiovascular screening) – this will provide over 500,000 FREE AND COMPLIMENTARY cardiovascular screenings throughout North America. That's over $12.5 million dollars of screenings that will lay the foundation for solving cardiovascular disease for many years to come.
What does the tour provide?
The Save1Heart AscendTheMemory tour will also provide the Save1Heart Heart Village™, #AscendTheMemory™ Morning Balloon Launches and Glows, FREE medical symposiums (The MedForum™), interactive programs and exhibits, and concerts and speaking engagements (in select cities, please refer to tour dates for locations and times) for all attendees throughout 2016 tour.
Registration for these one-of-a-kind events will be made available online in February 2016 at Save1Heart.com
Can I get a balloon ride?
Yes. In order to do so, you must visit our contest page to learn how you and a guest can win 1 or 120 Balloon rides throughout North America and a BUCKLIST BALLOON EXCURSION valued at over $4,300.
We will also provide unique opportunities for sponsors, benefactors, and family members of those who have submitted a loved one's name to the balloon to take flight with us during the 2016 tour across North America and at the 2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in the Save1Heart AscendTheMemory Balloon.
How old must I be in order to receive a free cardiovascular screening?
All participants must be over the age of 18 in order to receive a complimentary screening. At this time, there are no options for pediatric screenings; this may change as time progresses. It is our goal to provide cardiovascular diagnostic analysis for every demographic.
Can I volunteer?
Save1Heart's Mission is bigger than anyone of us. We would be delighted and blessed if you volunteer your time to help us combat this ravaging disease.
Volunteer opportunities and information are available here.
Is my credit card information secure if I add a name to balloon?
Yes, we use Shopify for all credit card transactions, which is one of the world's largest online retail authorization systems. They current transact over a billion dollars of orders and have a strict encryption system.
Our Facebook order system uses the same system.