The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF) is the country’s leading national, non-profit organization solely committed to funding research for congenital heart defects (CHD) which is America’s and the world’s #1 birth defect.
In the U.S., a child is born with a CHD every 15 minutes. Children undergo surgeries and sadly, some die every day from CHDs. Since its founding in June 1996 to the present, CHF has funded $5 million in vital, life-saving basic science, translational and clinical CHD research, which includes over $800,000 in 2011, at leading research centers across the U.S. and Canada.
For more information about CHF and CHDs, please visit the Illinois Chapter's website at illinois.childrensheartfoundation.org.
There are 3 Easy Ways to support The Children's Heart Foundation to raise awareness and funds for the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of CHDs.
1. Sponsor a racer in the Chicago Urban Race for CHD Research.
2. Support the Chicago Urban Race for CHD Research as a whole.
Find the text box at the top of the page and either type in the participant's name you wish to support, or click on the ‘Search’ button to view all of the fundraising pages. Once you've done this, select the fundraiser and make a donation to their page.
3. Become a Fundraiser
- To make a general donation to CHF, click on the amount you would like to donate in the box below titled ‘Make a Contribution’.
Log in to your fundraising page
- To build your own fundraising page, click 'Become a Fundraiser' at the top of this page.
Note: Your Active.com username will be the email you used when you created your account.