Welcome to PCHA – Illinois

The Pediatric Congenital Heart Association’s mission is to “Conquer Congenital Heart Disease.” 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.

For more information about congenital heart disease, please visit our home page.

Congenital Heart Network

The Congenital Heart Network is a program of PCHA, aimed at improving 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.


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“We can do more, together.”  Whether you are in a place where you just need someone to talk to, or you find that you are ready to give back, there is a spot for you at PCHA.

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For more information specifically about the Illinois chapter, email PCHA.IL@conqueringchd.org

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Upcoming Events and Activities

Don’t miss out on these great opportunities to get involved!
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CDH Meet & Greet
When: March 7th, 2019 7PM – 9PM
Where:  Central DuPage Hospital
25 N Winfield Rd, Winfield, IL 60190
What: The hospital chaplains are not just in the hospitals for spiritual support. Join us and a CDH chaplain to learn about how they can help in many other ways. Hope you can join us!
Meet us in the 1st floor pediatric outpatient center.
Questions? Contact: arudd@conqueringchd.org

Teen/Adult Patient Dinner
When: March 10th, 2019 6PM – 8PM
Where:  Coopers Hawk Restaurant
950 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301
What: Join other teen and adults CHD patients at Coopers Hawk for some good food and company. Attendees are responsible for their food/drinks.
Questions? Contact: pcha.il@conqueringchd.org

PCHA-IL Night with The Chicago Wolves
When: April 7, 2019 3PM
Where:  AllState Arena 6920 Mannheim Rd Rosemont, Illinois 60018
1775 Dempster Street, Park Ridge, IL 60068
What:Join the Chicago Wolves and help us raise awareness of Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) by supporting the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association- Illinois. The Wolves will be recognizing the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association as their official “Community Spotlight of the Night”. Everyone will receive a Wolves winter knit hat! Help us pack the arena and show your support for CHD families by being a part of this special event!

For Tickets click here
Questions? Contact: pcha.il@conqueringchd.org

7th Annual – Conquering CHD Walk/Run Illinois
When: May 19, 2019 6AM – 12:30PM
Where:  College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL
What: Join PCHA for the 7th Annual Conquering CHD Walk/Run Illinois! Rain or Shine!

-9:00am – Registration/Donation tent open (day-of registrants & Team Captain check in)
-10:00am – Acknowledgements & Bereaved Hearts Remembrance
-10:15am – Kids Dash
-10:45am – Run/Walk Begins

Register for the walk: https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/GlenEllyn/ConqueringCHDIllinois
Questions? Contact: pcha.il@conqueringchd.org


Hearing the news “there’s something wrong with baby’s heart” can be devastating. Even with successful intervention, CHD requires ongoing and sometimes intensive, medical care. Your donation helps in so many ways.  It is more than our ability to hold the hand of the parent who fears for the life of their child with a reassuring “I’ve been there.” It’s providing the knowledge and hope they need to make important decisions for their child.  It’s helping families navigate childhood and, perhaps more importantly, all the changes that come with transitioning to independent adults.  It’s about empowering the adults with congenital heart disease who are facing new, unexpected challenges as they are pioneering the way as survivors.

By clicking the button below – you will make a contribution to the Congenital Heart Network Fund.  As a program of the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association, this fund provides you with the opportunity to direct your money back to the state chapter, or support the network, nationally.

Please give generously.

We are Conquering CHD

Callie Morefield

Jennifer Weiner

JJ Merryman

Luke Toth

Contact Us:

Chapter President – Carol Raimondi
Treasurer – Amit Shah
Secretary / Communications – Jennifer Weiner 
Bereavement – Jackie Joy

Board Member – Melanie Toth 
Events – Lily Milutinovic and Karen Moran
Teen/Adult Coordinator – Teresa Quarino

Mail us at: PCHA-IL PO Box 1094 Elgin, IL 60121 Direct Number: 708.232.6542

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