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!
Be sure to visit our Facebook Page for up-to-date information on all events and activities

Meet and Greet
When: March 1st, 2018 7PM – 9PM
Where: Central DuPage Hospital
25 N. Winfield Road, Winfield, Illinois 60190

What: Join PCHA for a meet and greet.
Enjoy conversation and meeting new friends!

Questions? Contact pcha.il@conqueringchd.org

Meet and Greet
When: March 11, 2018  6PM – 8PM
Where: Advocate Lutheran Hospital Park Ridge
1775 Dempster St. Park Ridge, Illinois 60126

What: Join us for a Heart Themed Craft – Paint a Pallet!
Questions? Contact pcha.il@conqueringchd.org

Conquering CHD Walk
When: May 20th, 2018 Registration 9 AM
Where: College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137

What: Join us for our 6th Annual Conquering CHD Walk. Details HERE!

Questions? Contact craimondi@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/Adult Coordinator – Carol Raimondi
Treasurer – Ashley Ruud
Secretary / Communications – Jennifer Weiner
Bereavement –  Jenny Lovejoy & Gina Peters

Board Member – Melanie Toth
Board Member – Alison Connors

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

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