September 2018
Remembering Sam Peterson, the Inspiration Behind CHF
This month, we remember Sam Peterson ( pictured left ), who was born on September 27, 1986. Sam's parents, Betsy and Steve, founded The Children's Heart Foundation (CHF) after Sam passed away at the age of 8 due to complications caused by his congenital heart defect (CHD).

The Petersons bravely responded to their loss by creating The Children's Heart Foundation in 1996, in order to fund the most promising CHD research so that other kids, like Sam, would have the chance to live longer, healthier lives. Since its inception, CHF has funded over $10.6 million of research to help advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of CHDs.

We encourage you to make a donation to CHF this month in memory of Sam, or pay tribute to the CHD warrior or angel in your life. Make a tribute donation to CHF here .
Fall Congenital Heart Walk Season Begins this Month
This spring, more than 9,460 walkers and 930 teams raised $1.1 million for The Children's Heart Foundation and the Adult Congenital Heart Association at the Congenital Heart Walks! We want to thank everyone again for your support and dedication.

Your generosity is an encouraging reminder of why we walk - to empower, support, remember, and honor those impacted by congenital heart defects (CHDs).

This fall, we want to continue this momentum and reach our goal of raising another $800,000! Join us, starting September 9th, as we walk in 10 different cities across the country to raise money for CHD research. To find and register for a walk near you, visit the Congenital Heart Walk website . Don't see a walk in your area? Participate in a Virtual Congenital Heart Walk !
10-Year-Old Heart Warrior Checks 'Meeting Taylor Swift' Off Bucket List
Izzy, a 10-year-old girl who is in heart failure due to complex congenital heart defects, got the surprise of a lifetime at the Taylor Swift concert in Detroit on August 28th.

Izzy's mom, who is the President of the CHF Michigan Chapter , wrote a letter to Taylor Swift that went viral, and thanks to the hard work of both people they know and complete strangers, Izzy was able to meet her idol before the show! Read about their meet and greet experience here . See more in the video below.
Shop on AmazonSmile and Support CHF
Whether you're buying books and other back to school supplies, Halloween costumes, or just want to purchase with purpose year-round, shop with AmazonSmile to benefit The Children's Heart Foundation!

Amazon donates to CHF when you shop at .
It's an easy way to make a difference in the lives of babies born with congenital heart defects (CHDs)!
Upcoming Events
Orange, CA
Join us as we walk to fight CHDs in Orange, CA! Register for the walk  here .

Hillsdale, NJ
Join us for the 3rd annual SuperHearts Walk and Family Fun Day at Pascack Valley High School! All proceeds go directly to congenital heart defect research through The Children's Heart Foundation. Following the walk, there will be a DJ, face painting, balloon artists, and more! For more information about the event and to register,  click here .

Northport, NY
Join the CHF New York Chapter at the 5th annual Swing from the Heart Golf Outing! The event will take place on Wednesday, September 12th at Crab Meadow Golf Course in Northport, NY. Register for the golf outing  here .

Cleveland, OH
Join us as we walk to fight CHDs in Cleveland, OH! Register for the walk  here .

September 15: Keep the Beat
Philadelphia, PA
Join the CHF Pennsylvania Chapter for Keep the Beat! Single ticket cost is $40 – includes entry into the event, door prize change, buffet dinner including a taco bar, dessert bar, beer, wine and soft drinks, DJ, caricature, and swag bag. Purchase tickets here .

St. Louis, MO
Join us as we walk to fight CHDs in St. Louis! Register for the walk  here .

September 22:  Hitting for Hearts
Centennial, CO
Join the CHF Colorado Chapter for their 3rd annual Hitting for Hearts event at TopGolf! Don’t miss out on this exciting event benefiting CHF to help fund CHD research!  Click here  to purchase tickets and for more information.

Sacramento, CA
Join the CHF California Chapter for a Meet & Greet to learn about volunteer opportunities in California and how you can get involved! Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, click here.

Maple Grove, MN
Join us as we walk to honor and remember the millions impacted by CHDs. Register here .

Westerville, OH
Join us as we walk to fight CHD at the Westerville Sports Complex. Register to walk here .

New York, NY
Join us in the Big Apple as we walk to honor and remember the millions impacted by CHDs. Register for the walk here .

Houston, TX
Join us as we walk to fight CHD in Houston! Click here for more information about the walk or to register.

Ontario, CA
Join the CHF California Chapter at the Ontario Reign hockey game on October 26th for CHF night! A portion of proceeds from tickets purchased here will be donated to CHF! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
The Children's Heart Foundation
(847) 634-6474