Help me raise money for Big Hearts to Little Hearts as I run the Philadelphia Marathon!
Help lengthen and improve the lives of the littlest heart patients by funding critical research and programs!
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the #1 birth defect-related killer. Each year more children die from congenital heart defects than from all forms of pediatric cancer combined. There is no cure for any of the 40 types of defects, and little is known about what causes most of them.
Most parents of CHD babies have never heard of the disease until the time of diagnosis. Although nearly 1,000,000 children worldwide –approximately 40,000 in the USA – are born with CHD, there is very little awareness of the condition.
CHD research and programs are grossly underfunded, in comparison to other pediatric conditions. With the available research programs, including several that are funded by Big Hearts to Little Hearts, there is more hope worldwide for children and young adults with CHD than ever before.