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

CDH Meet and Greet
When: November 2, 2017 7 PM – 9 PM
Where: Central DuPage Hospital
25 Winfield Rd, Winfield, IL 60190

What: Come make ornaments for our Brookfield Zoo tree and receive passes to get into the zoo to decorate the tree on November 18.

Questions? Contact pcha.il@conqueringchd.org

Adult Patient Meet and Greet
When: November 12, 2017 6 PM – 8 PM
Where: Lutheran General Hospital
1775 Dempster St, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

What: Meet us on the 10th floor in the Sasser Conference Room to make ornaments for our Brookfield Zoo tree.

Questions? Contact pcha.il@conqueringchd.org

Tree Decorating
When: November 18, 2017 12 PM – 3 PM
Where: Brookfield Zoo
8400 W 31st Street, Brookfield, Illinois 60513

What: Join us to decorate the tree!

Questions? Contact pcha.il@conqueringchd.org

Advocate Oak Lawn Meet and Greet
When: November 29, 2017 6 AM – 9 PM
Where: Ronald McDonald House
4410 W 93rd Street Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453

What: Ornament Crafting

Questions? Contact pcha.il@conqueringchd.org

Presence St. Joseph Medical Center Meet and Greet
When: November 29, 2017 6 PM – 8 PM
Where: 333 North Madison Street, Joliet, Illinois 60435

What: Meet in the Madison Room

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

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Jennifer Weiner

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Contact Us:

Chapter President – Alison Connors
Treasurer – Ashley Ruud

Secretary / Communications – Jennifer Weiner
Outreach Coordinator – Melanie Toth
Adult Coordinator / State Officer – Carol Raimondi
Bereavement –  Jenny Lovejoy & Gina Peters

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