About the New York Chapter
The Children’s Heart Foundation New York Chapter was formed to raise funds to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of congenital heart defects. Our New York Chapter was formed by Beatriz Collado and a group of her friends and family. In order to honor the memory of her daughter Charlie Elizabeth who was born with a CHD, Beatriz chose to support The Children’s Heart Foundation’s mission to help raise CHD awareness and fund research. We will be forever grateful to Beatriz for starting this chapter and for guiding us with pure and humble intention.
The New York Chapter held it’s first Congenital Heart Walk with the ACHA in May of 2011 and raised over $34,000. In February of 2012, we set the bar for our first CHF Cardio Challenge at over $10,000. Our events have continued to grow! While raising these funds we are touching the hearts of New Yorkers and they have responded with compassion and generosity. We are grateful.
About The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF)
The mission of The Children’s Heart Foundation is to fund the most promising research to help advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of congenital heart defects. Founded in 1996, CHF is a national 501(C)3 non-profit with chapters and volunteers across the country.
Since 1996, CHF has independently funded 67 research projects with nearly $8 million. In addition, CHF and the American Heart Association have collaboratively funded seven research projects with nearly $800,000 through the Congenital Heart Defect Research Awards bringing CHF’s total amount funded to over $8.4 million to 74 research projects. Several of the studies supported by CHF continue to be funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Such progress would not be possible without your generous assistance.
For comprehensive information on CHF, the research it funds and how, visit the national website.
About Congenital Heart Defects (CHD)
A congenital heart defect is a problem with the heart’s structure that is present at birth. There are more than 40 different types of congenital heart defects.
CHD’s are the most common and deadly birth defect in the world. Nearly 1 in 100 babies is born with a CHD and many will not reach their first birthday. Given the prevalence of the disease, research is grossly underfunded and awareness is still needed. CHF is working to change this.