CHD Babies Run for Little Hearts 2018
EVENT DATE: Jun 23, 2018
The 5th annual Run for LITTLE Hearts is Kansas City's exclusive CHD Awareness Event! Choose a distance to walk or run for a good cause!
Crowdrise partners with ACTIVE Registration to allow teams to raise money for the cause! If family or friends are unable to attend the event, they are still able to support you.
This family friendly event is hosted by a local nonprofit CHD Babies, founded by Lee's Summit mom Kelly Manz, whose daughter Chloe was born with critical heart defects in 2008. Kelly pioneered CCHD Screening on newborn babies in 2009 all across the US. Chloe's Law for manadatory Pulse Oximetry Screening on all babies went into effect on 1/1/14 in Missouri.
Congenital Heart Defects is the #1 birth defect. There is no cure for CHD. 1 in 3 children who die from a birth defect have a congenital heart defect. Not all CHDs are detected before birth.
All efforts put in to organize this event are on a volunteer basis. All proceeds are donated! The proceeds will benefit the CHD Babies Fund for Research at Children's Mercy Hospital. Also funds will support local families affected by CHD and fund a free medically supervised summer camp for local kids born with heart defects, and youth heart screenings.