I am the Captain of Team Healing Hearts of South Jersey. I am also a #HeartMomof2. Both of my children were born with the same Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). Our team is walking to raise funds, support research, screening and awareness for CHDs.
CHDs are the most common birth defect in the U.S. 1 in 100 babies are born in the U.S. with a CHD. That is 40,000 children per year and although a great amount of information has been gathered about CHDs there are still much to learn. Long term prognosis and care as these children become adults is relatively understudied. There are 1.8 million adults in the U.S. living with CHDs
Funding CHD research is a great way to advance the understanding of why CHDs occur and to aid in the ongoing development of cutting edge treatments and care for CHD kids and adults. There is no cure. This is a lifetime of heart health management and care. More than 50% of all children born with a CHD will require at least 1 invasive surery in their lifetime.
Our goal is to help make the lives of children living with CHDs, their parents, families and friends the best they can be by funding research, and we're having fund doing it at the Heart Walk, one step at a time!
Please consider joining us and if you can't, that's okay. We know you're with us in spirit! We thank you, for your generousity will help us go a long way by funding research for a cause near and dear to our hearts!
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