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Conquering Heart Defects

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THE STORY:

Meet brothers Gavin (8) and Taosies (7)!  These special guys joined our family through adoption and from day one, have shared so many precious moments together. Their bond is unbreakable and together they are conquering congenital heart disease.

Both brothers have different congenital heart defects, and nothing can keep them apart when one is undergoing outpatient testing, heart catheterization or even open-heart surgery. Just as they support and love each other through the difficult times of a journey with CHD, the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association has supported our family every step of the way.

Please support Gavin and Taosies in our fundraiser for PCHA, so they can continue to support heart heroes and their families around the country! Read below for more information on their initiatives:


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The Pediatric Congenital Heart Association’s mission is to “Conquer Congenital Heart Disease.”  As the leading voice, we are accomplishing this through collaboration with patients, parents, providers, and partner organizations to improve quality and outcomes through CHD education, support, research and awareness.


Give Knowledge. Give A Voice. Give Hope.


Through this Macy's Shop for a Cause Charity Challenge you can help us Conquer CHD!

We are moving Mountains:

  • Hosting 2 national conferences in 2017 about patient empowerment through public reporting of hospital outcome information.
  • Received national coverage of our efforts on this issue in U.S. News and World report
  • Co-hosted a congenital heart legislative conference discussing public health policy, research and data for congenital heart disease. 
  • Presently have a congenital heart disease research law working it's way through Congress

We are touching lives:

  • In the first 6 months of 2017, we distributed more than 3000 Conquering CHD care packages providing essential resources and support directly to patients and their families
  • Shared more than 5000 copies of our Guided Questions Tool to help patients and family have important conversations with their doctors.
  • Reach between 50,000-200,000 people each week on social media with our education, support, research and awareness messaging.


PCHA is the resounding voice of the congenital heart community. Our voice is strengthened by the involvement of all of those who share our mission. 

Help us reach our goal of raising $25,000 to further that mission. 

  • $5 Provides a family with an educational resource card
  • $50 Allows us to provide a Conquering CHD care package of educational materials and Comfort items to a family whose child is in the hospital
  • $100 Helps us reach 20,000 people through social media
  • $250 Helps support an educational hospital site visit.
  • $500 Sponsors a parent or patient to attend our Legistlative Conference in Washington D.C., and advocate for all those impacted by CHD by educating our members of Congress about congenital heart disease on Capital Hill. 

Join our campaign today by becoming a fundraiser yourself. –  Any fundraiser who raises over:

  • $100 dollars will receive a PCHA Drawstring Backpack
  • $250 dollars will receive a PCHA T-Shirt
  • $500 dollars will receive a PCHA Umbrella
  • $1000 dollars will receive a PCHA zipper fleece


Give Knowledge. Give A Voive. Give Hope. Please Give.  

$1,515

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rebeka Acosta

    $10

  • Taosies Carpenter

    $12

  • Gavin Carpenter

    $25

  • The McNall Family

    $100

  • Heidi Fidanque

    $50

  • Matsui Family

    $25

  • Jason Mavrinac

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Yabi and Keli Ephrem

    $25

  • Julie Tetter

     

  • Kaitlyn and Nate Crowell

    $25

  • Adrian

    $100

  • Hanna

    $50

  • Jennifer Volk

    $100

  • Stephanie Rossi

    $25

  • The Schreibers

    $25

  • The Mohundro family

    $25

  • Ursala

    $25

  • Phil Hanson

    $25

  • Auntie Brooke!

     

  • Harper and Ryder Wilson

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $8

  • Crazy cousin Rynnie

    $50

  • Eric Wright

    $25

  • Arlo, Angela, and Diana

    $25

  • Sara, Joel, Harper, and Thurston Cox

    $25

  • Aunt Char & Uncle Dave

    $100

  • Idelice, Kevin and Gabriel

    $15

  • Nana Jan and Kimmie

    $25

  • Lucy Christodoulou

    $50

  • Annie King

    $25

  • Dr. Awesome & Sven!

    $25

  • Benis Rodriguez

    $30

  • Girl with the ❤ tattoo

    $5

  • Andrade Family

    $50

  • Remi Dawson

    $25

  • Red Wolf Tek

    $100

  • Princess Sparkle

    $25

  • Liz, Wes, & Samson

    $10

  • Sue Meza

    $100

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152% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $13,655 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Pediatric Congenital Heart Associat...

Amount Raised

$1,947

 

8% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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Alexandra Frost

Amount Raised

$1,734

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Rebeka Acosta

Amount Raised

$1,515

 

152% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Team Basken

Amount Raised

$1,065

 

107% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Michael Kim

Amount Raised

$1,050

 

105% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Chelsea Beck Humphreys

Amount Raised

$1,030

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Barrett Chenevert

Amount Raised

$1,010

 

101% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Jackson Radandt

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

100% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Sue Meza

Sue Meza

DONATION: $100

2 weeks ago

Liz, Wes, & Samson

Liz, Wes, & Samson

DONATION: $10

2 weeks ago

Princess Sparkle

Princess Sparkle

DONATION: $25

1 month ago

Red Wolf Tek

Red Wolf Tek

DONATION: $100

In honor of Gavin & Taosies 1 month ago

Remi Dawson

Remi Dawson

DONATION: $25

So happy we can support our sweet friends. 1 month ago

Andrade Family

Andrade Family

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Girl with the ❤ tattoo

Girl with the ❤ tattoo

DONATION: $5

1 month ago

Benis Rodriguez

Benis Rodriguez

DONATION: $30

In honor of Gavin & Taosies 1 month ago

Dr. Awesome & Sven!

Dr. Awesome & Sven!

DONATION: $25

1 month ago

Annie King

Annie King

DONATION: $25

We love Gavin at Sibshops! 1 month ago