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

Adult and Teen Dinner
When: January 14, 2018 6PM – 8PM
Where: California Pizza Kitchen
1550 E. Golf Rd. Woodfield Village Green, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173

What: Join PCHA Adult and Teen Patients for our 1st meet and greet of 2018!
Enjoy conversation and meeting new friends over tasty dinner (and drinks)!
Attendees are responsible for the cost of their own order. RSVP via Facebook HERE.

Questions? Contact pcha.il@conqueringchd.org

Volunteer Lunch and Learn
When: January 21, 2018  1PM – 4PM
Where: Elmhurst Public Library
125 S Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

What: Interested in volunteering for PCHA – IL? This one’s for you!

Join us for lunch and an afternoon of team building, and learn all about PCHA IL and how you can help make our chapter even more incredible!

Boxed lunches and beverages will be provided.

We will be in meeting room A at Elmhurst Library. Thank you in advance for spending your Sunday afternoon with us!
Questions? Contact pcha.il@conqueringchd.org

CHD Week Brewery Event Fundraiser
When: February 9, 2018 6PM – 9PM
Where: Old Irving Brewing Co.
4419 Montrose Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60641

What: PCHA-IL is excited to partner with Old Irving Brewing for our Heart Month Fundraiser! Your ticket includes 3 hours of beer and taster beer, as well as light appetizers. Split the pot and games as well!

All proceeds benefit PCHA-IL programs. Ticket Price at the door will be $30. Purchase your tickets online for $27 HERE.

Questions? Contact pcha.il@conqueringchd.org

Heart Family Party
When: February 17, 2018 1PM – 3:30PM
Where: Trickster Gallery
190 South Roselle Rd. Schaumburg, Illinois 60193

What: A free event for all CHD families with singing, dancing, crafts, face painting, and more! Light snacks, beverages, and fun provided!

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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Contact Us:

Chapter President/Adult Coordinator – Carol Raimondi
Treasurer – Ashley Ruud
Secretary / Communications – Jennifer Weiner
Outreach Coordinator – Melanie Toth
Bereavement –  Jenny Lovejoy & Gina Peters

Board Member – Melanie Toth
Board Member – Alison Connors

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