June 2018 E-newsletter
Join "Team CHF"!
Are you participating in a run, walk, or other competition this summer and want to raise money for congenital heart defect (CHD) research? Join Team CHF! Team CHF is an athletic/competition-based fundraising program at The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF). It's a nationwide, virtual team that lets you join other CHF supporters to achieve and exceed a $50,000 National fundraising goal!

Joining is easy! Pick an event that you wish to compete in – a local 5K/10K/15K, Half Marathon, Marathon, obstacle course race, book reading competition, etc. – and sign up through the event’s registration. Then start a fundraising page or team through the Team CHF website and share your page with your friends and family to get their support! When it comes to funding CHD research, every dollar is critical in advancing the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of CHDs, America's most common birth defect.
CHF's Strategic Plan
The Children's Heart Foundation is beginning actions to implement its newly adopted Strategic Plan. Through implementation of the Strategic Plan, CHF can more efficiently achieve our mission of funding the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart defects (CHDs) - the most common birth defect in America.

In order to be more effective in fulfilling our mission, the plan focuses on strengthening and creating improved processes in four main areas: Fundraising, Governance, Standardization, and Strategic Partnerships.

Learn more about our Strategic Plan here .
CHF Night at Fenway Park
On May 20th, a group of New England area volunteers organized CHF Night at Fenway Park. Select tickets to the game were sold with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Children's Heart Foundation. 50+ heart families bought tickets and helped bring CHD awareness to Fenway Park! They even got to go on the field before the game! Thank you to everyone who attended for supporting CHF to help fund CHD research!
We hope all of our Heart Moms had a wonderful Mother’s Day, and wish all of the amazing Heart Dads out there a Happy Father’s Day!

Make a tribute donation to CHF in honor of your Heart Mom or Heart Dad and share how much they mean to you. Or Moms and Dads, make a donation in honor or memory of the warrior who made you a Heart Parent.

When you make a donation, you will help fund the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart defects (CHDs). Click here to donate.
Upcoming Events
Suttons Bay, MI
Join the CHF Michigan Chapter at Hop a Lot Brewing Company in Suttons Bay from 5 - 9 pm and 25% of beer sales and 15% of food sales will be donated to CHF to help fund research!

Cresson, PA
Join the CHF Pennsylvania Chapter for the 4th annual Heart Warrior Walk at Penn Cambria High School. Click here to register for the walk.

Philadelphia, PA
Join us at the Philadelphia Zoo for a family friendly 1 mile walk through the zoo. Registration begins at 8:30 am, walk starts at 10:00 am. Register for the walk here .

Chicago, IL
Join us at the Lincoln Park Rowing Lagoon for a family friendly 1 mile walk. Registration begins at 9:00 am, walk kicks off at 10:00 am. Register for the walk here .

McCandless Township, PA
Join us at North Park Boathouse for a family friendly 1 mile walk. Registration begins at 8:30 am, walk starts at 10:00 am. Register for the walk here .

Nashville, TN
Join us at the Vanderbilt University Multipurpose Center for a family friendly 1 mile walk. Registration starts at 9:00 am, walk kicks off at 10:00 am. Register here .
The Children's Heart Foundation
(847) 634-6474