Frequently Asked Questions
You can be born with a genetic mutation that puts you at risk of long QT syndrome. In addition, more than 50 medications, many of them common, may cause long QT syndrome. Medical conditions, such as congenital heart defects, also may cause long QT syndrome.
Long QT syndrome is treatable. You may need to limit your physical activity, avoid certain medications that can cause the condition or take medications to prevent a chaotic heart rhythm (arrhythmia). Some people with long QT syndrome also need an implantable device to control the heart's rhythm and to prevent against sudden death.
What is SADS Foundation?
A non-profit organization that supports an effort to save the lives of children and young adults who have been diagnosed with Long QT Syndrome. Please visit www.sads.org for more information.
What is Brittanys Trees?
A group of friends and neighbors honoring the memory of Brittany Valene by displaying lighted Christmas trees throughout her neighborhood and surrounding towns.
How do I participate?
There are four (4) ways to participate. 1) You can purchase a tree to be delivered, set-up and decorated in your front yard 2) You can purchase a 2016 Brittany's Trees long sleeve Navy Blue event shirt 3) You can purchase a donation on our online store tab 4) You can help with delivery, set-up or decorating of trees AND/OR spreading the word.
If you do not want to order online, checks should be made out to Brittanys Trees and sent to Jim Guthrie at 648 Matthew Lane, Carol Stream, Il 60188.
For direct donations, please make checks payable to SADS Foundation and send to Jim Guthrie at 648 Matthew Lane, Carol Stream, Il 60188.
When do I get my tree?
Trees will be delivered, set up and decorated starting Thanksgiving weekend and will continue until all trees have been delivered.
Can I purchase a tree after Halloween?
We will continue selling trees until we are sold out. We sold out of trees in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and in 2015 we sold out on November 5th.
Do I have to be home when trees are delivered?
What do I need to provide when my tree arrives?
All you will need is an extension cord from your house to the tree.
What happens if my lights don't work or the lights go out?
Send an email to email@example.com and you will receive a response the same day.
Please take your tree down on Saturday January 7th. Keep the pole if you would like to participate again next year. It helps with reducing our cost/expense and allows us to donate more money. You can put your tree at the curb for regular pickup.
Will Flood Brothers still pick up a tree in January?
Yes. There is no deadline for tree pick up. You can contact Flood Brothers at 630-261-0400 or www.floodbrothersdisposal.com if you have any questions.
Do you deliver trees to surrounding towns?
Yes. Our 2016 delivery area includes the following towns: Addison, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Bartlett, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Chicago, Downers Grove, Elgin, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Itasca, Libertyville, Lombard, Naperville, Pingree Grove, Roselle, Schaumburg, St. Charles, Villa Park, Wayne, West Chicago, Wheaton, Winfield
How much did you donate to SADS in 2012?
In 2015 we proudly donated $35,000. Our Goal for 2016 is to exceed the 2015 effort!!!