Boise, Heart Walk 2011

American Heart Association
Boise, Heart Walk 2011

Julia Jaquin, Miss Teen Idaho Intl. 2011 with 
Tyler from Project Filter &
Heather Mallary, Miss Idaho Intl. 2011 

Live News Interview
Heather Mallary, Miss Idaho Intl. 2011
with Brian of KBOI Channel 2 News

Heart Walk 2011

     My grandfather was an incredible man that I have been blessed with to have had made 
such an impact in my life.  
  Dale Cosgrove was born on February 22, 1931 on a large dairy farm in Enon Valley, Pennsylvania.  Growing up in a very small country town Dale and his older brother, James, went to school in a one room school house from 1st - 12th grade.  After finishing high school at 18 most of the young men his age joined the military.  During that time period the military was very well respected and considered an honorable service to all Americans.  Dale joined the military in 1949 serving in the Military Police for the United States Amy stationed in Germany during the Korean War.  After his service from 1949 to 1953 he came home to the states to begin a life for himself. 
 He married my Grandmother, Margaret Cosgrove on November 6, 1955.  Two years later on June 5, 1957 they had a little girl, my mother, Barbara Ann Cosgrove.  
They lived on a 60 acre farm in Enon Valley, PA.  Dale had a true love for farming, but couldn’t make ends meet just farming, so he farmed part time and worked full time as a foreman for B & W Steel Mill.  Their farm was like a picture from the silver screen, it was absolutely beautiful!  Following a long dirt country road perfectly lined with rows of over 100 peach and apple trees.  At the end of the dirt road there was a large farm house with a barn where they raised mainly cattle and pigs.  Outside of the barn my grandmother had a small chicken coop with chickens and little chick-lets.  They had a wide open field where they harvested acres of corn and large amounts of produce.  
 My Grandparents divorced in 1975, when my mother was 18 after graduating from high school and beginning her college education at Edinboro University in Edinboro, PA. 
 Dale had always continued to live a healthy active life style.  He never gave up farming.  As a young girl I remember going to his farm during the summer’s picking peaches and apples, harvesting produce and plowing the fields on his pride and joy, Farmall tractors.  He loved to share his passion and knowledge of farming it was something that was instilled in Dale, it was his life. 
 December of 2001, was the beginning of his very first of three heart attacks he had with in a 5 month time period.  His heart was flatlined and he was brought back to life and recovery, surviving his first, second, and third sequence of heart attacks.
 This event in my life hit me like a shock to my very own heart.  It was hard for me to watch and see how this disease took over his life, because if you knew my Grandfather or had seen him the way I did he was a very healthy and good looking man. 
 It wasn’t until after his second heart attack, his doctor had placed a stent within the chambers of his heart to prevent any plaque blockage from clogging the artery’s of his heart.  The stent was meant to stay in the artery permanently holding the artery open, improving the blood flow to the heart, except the stent that was placed in the chambers of his heart collapsed.
 Obviously, God wasn’t ready to take him into heavens gates, he gave my Grandfather more time to spend with us here on earth.  And I believe that was my Grandfather’s last wish.  
 It was by his third heart attack his heart went into failure.  He was put on dobutamine, which is used in treatment of acute heart failure, or cardiogenic shock.  The dobutamine kept his heart beating. His heart was only beating at 20% of a normal heart beat.  Eventually, his heart would not be strong enough to keep him alive...  My Grandfather passed away on April 26, 2002 at the age of 72.
(My family is the soul beat of my heart.) 
 The American Heart Association became to effect my life in a way that I became involved within the Miss Idaho International System.  The International Pageant System is in alliance with the American Heart Association - Go Red for Women; a national movement to help women reduce their risk of heart disease.  Today in the United States heart disease is the number one cause of death of women.  Heart Disease kills one in every three women.
 It is empowering to see women spread awareness and knowledge of this disease that affects so many lives every year.  Encouraging women to know their risks of heart disease and taking action to live healthier lives is the very first step to beating this disease.

Love INC

Love INC 
Deserts & Delights 
2ed Annual Fundraiser

Love INC Board of Directors
Amy Kusin, Phil Bennett, Ryan Warwick, Tom Woodbury, 
Vic Clapp, Stacy Mahana and Jeff Keller

The Closet
Providing FREE clothing for teens in need.
Kelly McMurry

Some of the wonderful Action Items provided 
by many Treasure Valley local businesses,
and also personal donation items!

Heather Mallary, Miss Idaho Intl. 2011 with 
"Single Action Six Guns"
Day of Shooting with John Taffin & his lovely wife

Event Held:
Boise Bible College

Since January Love INC, Boise, has contributed $15,000 
in goods to those in need!

Special Event Sponsors
Rathbone McReynolds & Daly
Investment Consulting 
of Wells Fargo Advisors

Boise Bible College

Northwest Christian Credit Union

Idaho Dairymen

Fred Meyer

A Special Thank You 
For Providing Desserts!
Pastry Perfection
La Vie en Rose Bakery & Bistro
Linda’s Custom Cakes
Sally Reid-Haraske
Joyce Wheaton
Carmen Halstead
Sarah Hodgkinson
Brooke Ramstad

Conquering my Dreams!

Conquering my Dreams and Making 
them into a Reality!

Skydown, Skydiving
Caldwell, Idaho

Susan G. Komen 2011

Race for the Cure - Boise, Idaho 

Parkcenter Blvd. was a sea of pink on Saturday, May 7th, as more than 16,000 breast cancer survivors, co-survivors, supporters and local celebrities gathered for the 13th Annual Komen Boise Race for the Cure.

To date, the 2011 5K and 1 mile race has raised over $250,000 with fundraising efforts not ending until May 31st.  75% of the funds will stay local to provide breast health information to the community and allow for breast screenings and treatment access to under-insured and uninsured women and culturally diverse populations.  The remaining 25% will be sent to the Susan G. Komen headquarters for groundbreaking breast cancer research.
The event ended with all of the breast cancer survivors in attendance, taking part in the annual Survivor Parade. The memorable moment of the morning was a sign of unity amongst all those who continue to fight this disease and have won their battle.

Heather Mallary, Miss Idaho International 2011

Thank you to Idaho's Hometown Dairy &
also the Dairymen of Idaho Association 
for their continued support & sponsorship was acknowledged as the highest local
 fundraising group for the Susan G. Komen, 
2011 Race for the Cure 

I met so many young supporters of Breast Cancer Awareness
that were with their families during the Race for the Cure. 

Inspiring a Younger Generation 
in hopes to educate them towards their future 
and awareness towards Breast Cancer.

It was amazing to see, meet and hear the inspirational stories
that were covered during this event! 

Heather Mallary, Miss Idaho 2011 with
 Fitness Model and Representative of,
Jamie Eason 

Un Done Salon -Grand Opening

Un Done Salon Hair & Fashion Show Charity Event 
 Supporting St. Lukes Children's Hospital
 & Tumor Institute

Heather Mallary, Miss Idaho International 2011

A Huge Thank you to Macy's for Sponsoring this Event!