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: September 6th, 2018 7PM-9PM
Where: Central DuPage Hospital
25 N Winfield Rd, Winfield, Illinois 60190

What: Join us for a meet and greet.

Questions? Contact pcha.il@conqueringchd.org

Asher James VS PCHA-IL Softball Game
When: September 9th, 2018 1PM
Where: Central DuPage Hospital
25 N Winfield Rd, Winfield, Illinois 60190

What: Join us in celebrating and remembering, with the Asher James Foundation, heart warrior Asher on his 6th Birthday. The afternoon will start with a BBQ at 334 EBeech Dr, Schaumburg, IL and then a short walk to Abrahamesen Park at 230 Summit Dr, Schaumburg for the annual Asher James vs PCHA softball game.

RSVP on Facebook to join PCHA – IL’s softball team or to come cheer us on!

This year Asher James Foundation will be selling giraffes and stockings to deliver to heart warriors at Lurie Children’s Hospital. Check out the Asher James Foundation website for more info HERE
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/Adult Coordinator – Carol Raimondi
Treasurer – Ashley Ruud
Secretary / Communications – Jennifer Weiner
Bereavement – Gina Peters

Board Member – Melanie Toth

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

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