Here are a few key ways to join the movement:
We enlisted your help to name our cute, cuddly, and wise owl and boy did you deliver! With over 70% of the votes – we officially have a winner! With your overwhelming support, the name of the official mascot of The Pediatric Congenital Heart Association is hereby named Echo and we love him – Thank you for your participation!
Purchase an Owl
This adorable plush owl stands 8 inches tall. His fur is soft enough to melt anyone’s heart. The heart on his chest represents the community’s efforts to conquer congenital heart disease, making this a must for everyone you know who is touched by CHD. We will also be adding these owls to our existing care package program through our state chapters so they will included in select kits we provide to patients and families impacted by CHD.
Break out the crayons, markers, colored pencils, or paint! Add color to the page and bring Echo to life! Now available, a printable coloring page to print out for the whole family to color as they wish.
Click the image or click here to Color with Echo!
Want to submit your finished masterpieces to be featured on our Instagram? Great! Just upload a picture of your finished coloring page and email to Echo at Echo@conqueringchd.org
Our Give a HOOT booster campaign has ended but because of your amazing support we were able to sell 159 shirts to raise $1810 to directly impact the lives of CHD patients and families through our programs like public reporting, the guided questions tool, care packages, and the legislative conference. Shirts will be delivered 2-3 weeks AFTER the campaign closed on 11-15-17
CLICK HERE to check out the shirts and view the supporters
Use your Social Media talents as we work to reach new families!
This year has been a great year and our social media following has grown exponentially, allowing us to reach more families than ever before. We’re currently at 16,000 likes on our facebook page and we would love to be sitting at at least 16,500 followers by the end of the year! The more patients and families our message can reach, the greater the impact that we can have.
Join the Social Media Storm
During the month of November, you helped us cover social media with CHD facts and faces. Like, share, comment and tag using the hashtag #CHDWise.
KEEP IT GOING!
In the know – Help others understand the impact of CHD and what the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association is doing about it by sharing our memes.
Make it personal – Using the hashtag #CHDWise, share stories and photos about about how you and your family are #ConqueringCHD. This is all about sharing how Congenital Heart Disease impacts patients and families and how we, together, can educate everyone to be #CHDWise. Don’t forget to tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
Invite others – we can do the work for you – simply guide them to our media pages. Ask them to like or follow us. We’ll make sure they STAY engaged! Click on an icon to find us:
Encourage your Members of Congress to be #CHDWise
Tell your representatives why they should give a hoot about CHD! Ask them to join you in #ConqueringCHD by becoming cosponsor of the Congenital Heart Futures Reauthorization Act (CHFRA). Click here to learn more and see if your lawmaker has already signed-on. If they have, be sure to thank them for #ConqueringCHD!!
Check out what’s happening in your neck of the woods
Help improve the lives of those with congenital heart disease and their families through direct support and education – meeting families where they are. Through local activities like peer-to-peer support, care package distribution and educational materials, we are working directly with patients, families and medical professionals impacting one life at a time. Get connected to a chapter near you.
A Great #CHDWise #GivingTuesday
#GivingTuesday is a day that the world recognizes the importance of giving back.
This global day of giving follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday and encourages communities to contribute to their favorite nonprofits and help kick off the giving season!
It’s a great way for us to reach new audiences who may not be familiar with our mission. Our goal was to raise $6000 so we can give 1000 Echo Owls to patients and families who have been hospitalized due to Congenital Heart Disease and WE DID IT! And it’s all because of YOU! Between the generous #GivingTuesday donations and the recent “Buy One. Give One.” Owl purchases we have reached our goal of funding 1000 owls to give to patients with CHD – IN JUST ONE DAY!
There’s still time to help us send even more owls – your donation matters. Your Buy One. Give One. matters.
Donate here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/D_3qgg?
Owls available for purchase here: https://pediatric-congenital-heart-association.myshopify.com/products/owl