About Big Hearts to Little Hearts
The mission of Big Hearts to Little Hearts is to raise money to fund research and projects that will lengthen and improve the lives of victims of congenital heart disease (chd). Although chd is the number one birth-defect related killer and many more children die each year from chd than from all forms of pediatric cancer combined, research for chd is grossly underfunded.
Since its inception in 2003, Big Hearts to Little Hearts has supported many projects including medicinal research, youth heart watch, single ventricle survivorship, treatment of chd patients as they reach early adulthood, and the purchase of pulse oximeters to be sent home with chd patients after surgery in order to detect issues before crisis.
Each year, Big Hearts hosts several events including a gala, a golf-outing, and a walk-a-thon.