It’s that time again! While 2020 surely didn’t pan out as we all had hoped in many ways.. one of the downsides was that the Congenital Heart Walk was cancelled for the in-person walk. We are all hoping that 2021 will be different in many aspects and one of those things is The Congenital Heart Walk.
Our team is raising critical funds for congenital heart defects! 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.
Even if you are unable to attend the walk in-person, you can participate in the virtual walk. As in previous years, there are "team shirts" that you can purchase and are encouraged to wear at the walk to show your support for The Noraholics. All profits from the t-shirt sales will be donated to the Children's Heart Foundation.
Hope to see everyone there!!