May 2018 E-newsletter
Missouri Chapter's Trivia Night Raises over $36,000!
The CHF Missouri Chapter's annual Trivia Night for Hearts event, held on March 10th, was a HUGE success! The event brought in their largest attendance to date and raised over $36,000!

Thank you to everyone who came to the event for supporting CHF! We also want to give a big thank you and congratulations to the planning committee and all of the volunteers for making the event such a success!
Gators for CHF Student Group Hosts Walk!
Gators for The Children's Heart Foundation (GCHF) , a student group at the University of Florida, hosted the Gainesville Walk for The Children's Heart Foundation on April 22nd. The walk was a huge success and had a great turn out!

We want to thank all of the group's leaders for their hard work and dedication this year! We also want to thank everyone who donated, volunteered, and participated in the Gainesville Walk for CHF! Your support will help us continue to fund life-saving research. To see photos from the event, click here . You can still support the event by making a donation here .
"Stay Strong. Stay in Care"
Last month, CHF participated in the Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium's (CHPHC) "Stay Strong. Stay in Care" campaign ; a social media campaign designed to encourage adolescents and young adults with CHD to recognize that staying strong and staying in care go hand in hand.

Meet Drew (pictured below), who was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). Drew celebrated his 19th birthday last month!

He shared how he stays heart strong for the campaign: "I visit my cardiologist at least once a year. He helps me understand how to keep my heart healthy, and what activities are safest for me to participate in. I love lacrosse, but instead of playing for my Division II college team, I am the team manager. I want to stay healthy so I look as good as my grandma does at 89."
Thank You to our Volunteers!
Last month, we celebrated National Volunteer Week - April 15th through 21st. At The Children's Heart Foundation, we are lucky to have so many dedicated and passionate volunteers who work tirelessly to raise funds for congenital heart defect (CHD) research.

Their dedication to CHF's mission is unparalleled. We can't thank you all enough for everything you've done and continue to do to improve the lives of babies born with CHDs.
"Soles for Little Hearts"
Check out the Etsy shop "Soles for Little Hearts" .

Every pair of booties is made with love to benefit little hearts born with congenital heart defects (CHDs). 25% of every sale will be donated to CHF! Click here to shop.
Upcoming Events
Austin, TX
Join us at Travis County Expo Center for a family friendly 1 mile walk and 5k fun run. Register   here .

Hershey, PA
Join us at Milton Hershey School and walk our 1 mile or 3 mile route. Register   here .

Los Angeles, CA
Join us at Griffith Park for a 3k or 5k walk. Register  here .

Chicago Area, IL
Join the CHF Illinois Chapter for "an Epic fundraiser" on May 9th! All Chicago area Epic Burger locations will donate 20% of sales on May 9th whenever someone brings in this flyer or mentions “The Children’s Heart Foundation” when ordering. This tremendous opportunity is open to us for the duration of the day. Please stop by any time between 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM and enjoy a delicious burger. Download the flyer here .

Kalamazoo, MI
Join us at Mayors Riverfront Park for a family-friendly walk! Register here .

Seattle, WA
The first Seattle Congenital Heart Walk will be held at Seward Park. There will be 2.5 mile and 1 mile routes. Register to walk here !

Indianapolis, IN
Join us at Butler University - HRC Lawn - for a family friendly 1 mile or 2.5 mile route! Register here .

Kings Park, NY
Join us at Sunken Meadow State Park for a family friendly walk just under 3 miles. Register here .

May 20: The Love Run
St. Louis, MO
Join the Ollie Hinkle Heart Foundation for The Love Run in celebration of the heroes and heart warriors who spread LOVE in the fight against CHD! A timed 5K, as well as a fun run for families and participants of all abilities. Food trucks and beverages at the finish line, awesome activities for families and kids, and a cape for all children who are registered in advance. The CHF Missouri Chapter is a beneficiary of the event. Register here .

Boston, MA
We invite all New England heart families, children, and friends of CHF for a night out at Fenway Park! Help us bring 100+ CHF supporters so we can have CHF representation on the field before the game! Tickets are $70/person and must be purchased by May 6th. Purchase tickets here . You can also purchase an event t-shirt here !

Utica, MI
Make your own sundae bar, carnival-type kid games, prizes, and raffles all to support the CHF Michigan Chapter and CHD research! $10 per person in advance and $15 per person at the door. Advance sales end at noon on June 1st. Children under 3 are free! Purchase tickets here .

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 this year as we walk at the Philadelphia Zoo! For more information and to register, click here .
The Children's Heart Foundation
(847) 634-6474