Hello family and friends! We cannot thank you enough for being here in support of our heart warrior, Rowen! As many of you know, Rowen was diagnosed with a severe congenital heart defect, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. He has shown such unbelievable strength in the past 6 months, and we cannot think of a better way to celebrate his amazing journey than by participating in the CHD Pittsburgh Heart Walk. To raise money for research on future treatments that Rowen may encounter someday is so important! What a way to celebrate our Ro! Rowen thanks you for all the love he continuously receives , and can't wait to see you walking next to him on July 24th!
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.
Please support our team, join us for the Congenital Heart Walk, or both!