Chicago Congenital Heart Walk

Charlie's Chimney Sweeps

Charlie's Chimney Sweeps (formerly Charlie's Angels) is back for our 4th year with our nearly 4 year old heart warrior (and huge Mary Poppins fan, hence the team name).

As always, we're "walking" this year in honor of Charlie. Charlie was born with a Congenital Heart Defect, and in his 4 years, has already benefited greatly from the advances in diagnosis and treatments, and we hope, one day, a cure. 

While our Heart Warrior is doing great, this summer he will be back in the hospital for his next surgery, the Fontan. This is just another reminder that CHD is something Charlie will always live with, even when it isn't impacting his daily life. And it motivates us even more to help raise money to find a cure for him, and the thousands of others living with a CHD. For more info on our heart warrior (and his brothers), check out our blog at

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. 

We know times are challenging for many, and there are many important causes to support. But if you are able, PLEASE help us fund CHD research by joining or supporting our team. Research saves lives and your support will certainly help Charlie and so many others! We would be ever so appreciative for your support. 

So please:

(1) Register for our team! We will be walking virtually in August, so you can join us from where ever you live!

(2) Donate to Charlie's Chimney Sweeps, and help us reach our fundraising goal!

(3) Share our page and let your friends and family know that funding CHD research is important to you, too.

THANK YOU for your support!

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