Heart Month has arrived! Here are a few key ways to help us raise awareness throughout heart month and all year long!
Participate in our Social Media campaign!
Use your social media talents to shine and join the #CHDAware social media storm
February 7-14, the entire community comes together to help others understand how common congenital heart defects are, the need for research, and access to quality care. At PCHA, our programs serve to educate patients, parents, physicians, and lawmakers spreading awareness all year long, but we love to join in the February Fun! During CHD Awareness Week, we strive to inform those who may not be as familiar with CHD and our organization.
In the know – Help others understand the impact of CHD and what the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association is doing about it by liking and sharing our statistic infographics. We have a lot to share this year, so look out for these graphics all month long!
Make it personal – Using the hashtag #CHDAware, add details about your story, your experience, and be sure to Include a message about an aspect of CHD that matters to you. Examples: the need for research funding, advocacy or support for fellow families. This is all about sharing how Congenital Heart Disease impacts patients and families and how we, together, can turn awareness into action. Don’t forget to tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
Facebook frame – As patients, parents, bereaved families, and providers we are all #CHDAware. Show your support for PCHA and spread CHD Awareness by adding this effect to your Facebook profile picture!
Invite others – we can do the work for you – simply guide them to our social media pages. Ask them to like and follow us. We’ll make sure they STAY engaged! Click on an icon to find us!
Month-long #CHDAware Challenge
Help us raise awareness and support patients and families, all while earning awesome PCHA swag!!
Our Goal: We surpassed our initial goal $25,000 in the first 10 days of the month so we DOUBLED IT! With just a couple days left of Heart Month we are 90% of the way to raising $50,000 to support our essential programs: offering care packages, hospital training’s, patient and family resources, and so much more.
CHECK HERE FOR UPDATES: Learn about the contest, check deadlines, view prizes and updates on winners for each challenge.
Great Shirt, Great Cause!
Our newly updated heart infographic campaign has ended but because of your amazing support we were able to sell 159 shirts to raise $1400 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 closes (Feb.14th).
Check out the great selection of styles and colors!
Gear Up to support heart families!
Check out our online store for #ConqueringCHD apparel, bags, buttons, and morel!
Don’t forget to pick up your very own Echo the Owl! The heart on Echo’s chest represents the community’s efforts to conquer congenital heart disease, making this a must for everyone you know who is touched by CHD.
Order your very own Echo the Owl today, and we will also add one to a care package to be given to someone hospitalized due to CHD. Echo can be Purchased in our online store HERE!
At the Heart with PCHA
PCHA was founded by everyday people, joining forces for change. Together, we make a greater impact on the CHD Community. During heart month, we’re highlighting our staff members to share how PCHA has impacted their CHD journey and what they think makes us special.
So far, we’ve heard from Amy, David, and Jess. Find their blogs below.
Amy, Director of Programs
David, Executive Director
Jess, Marketing Coordinator
Melanie Toth, State Chapter Coordinator
Lace up your shoes & put some heart in your step!
Registration is now open to participate in the 2019 Heart and Sole 5K Run/Walk to be held at Miller Park, the home of the Milwaukee Brewers, on June 22. Hosted by local families, all proceeds will benefit PCHA. Together, we are #conqueringCHD! Check out the Heart and Sole 5k Run/Walk facebook page to stay updated! Register today at: www.mkeheartrun.com
Let your artistic skills shine
Break out the crayons, markers, colored pencils, or paint! Add color to the page, and bring Echo to life with our printable coloring page that the whole family can color as they wish. Or bring Echo to school to color with friends, and teach them about CHD with our new Echo fact coloring page!
Want your finished masterpieces to be featured on our Instagram? Great! Just upload a picture of your finished coloring page and submit it to Echo at Echo@conqueringchd.org