Thank you for joining Lily's Team for the Virtual Congenital Heart Walk! We are raising money for congenital heart defect research which is crucial in saving the lives of many children born with a CHD every day. This foundation is near and dear to our hearts because of our Lily Mae. She was born with a VSD and had open heart surgery at just 5 months old. Lily is now a healthy 3 year old who is full of life! Let's all walk together, wherever we may be, to celebrate the Heart Warriors and remember the Heart Angels!
Congenital heart defects are the most commonly occurring birth defect, affecting approximately 1 in 110 babies born, or a child born every 15 minutes. Congenital heart defects are the leading cause of birth-defect related mortality.
Funded research is making a very big difference in the lives of CHD patients, helping to reduce incidences and increase survival, longevity and quality of life. Research has made a very big impact, and with survival and longevity increasing, even more research is needed to help address lifelong challenges that CHD patients will face. Every dollar in support of The Children’s Heart Foundation helps to further their mission: to fund the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart defects.