Welcome to PCHA – Michigan

PCHA MichiganThe Pediatric Congenital Heart Association’s mission is to Conquer CHD.  We are founded on the key purpose to be the resounding voice of the pediatric patient population and are accomplishing this through collaboration with patients, parents, providers, and partner organizations in order to improve quality and outcomes through CHD education, 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. Get connected to a group near you.

For more information about our ConqueringCHD Kits care package program, click here. (coming soon!)

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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 Michigan chapter, email PCHA.MI@conqueringchd.org

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Upcoming Events and Activities

Don’t miss out on these great opportunities to get involved!

PCHA of Michigan Night at the Children’s Healing Center
When: Thursday July 20th 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Children’s Healing Center, 1530 Fulton Street E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
What: Check out the Children’s Healing Center with your heart friends. This unique facility combines friends and fun with hospital-grade cleanliness for kids and teens with weak immune systems. We will get to tour the facility, learn about the programs the Children’s Healing Center provides and we will PLAY! This event is open to all heart families including siblings, whether you have struggles with a weak immune system or not. We ask that anyone that is not feeling healthy and ready to play to please stay home to keep our friends healthy. You can learn more at the Children’s Healing Center website at http://www.childrenshealingcenter.org/

PCHA of Michigan Picnic
When: August 19th, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Fellinlove Farm, 6364 144th Avenue, Holland *Note: GPS naviagation frequently has trouble with this address. It is on the south side of 144th Avenue between Meadow Lane and 64th Street. Look for the PCHA of Michigan sign!
What: Join us at Fellinlove Farm, a small family farm for people of all ages and abilities. At the farm, children and adults will have the opportunity to interact with many different animals including Fell ponies, Nigerian dwarf goats, rabbits, a potbelly pig, llamas, a pack of Weiner dogs and much, much more. Please wear closed-toe shoes to safely enjoy the animals and the nature walk on the horse trail. Please bring a snack to share and PCHA of Michigan will provide water and lemonade. There is no charge for this event.

Funky Heart 5k and Mile Walk 2017
When: September 9th 8:30am
Where: Farmers Insurance, 5600 Beechtree Lane Caledonia, MI 49316
What: Join us for the Funky Heart 5k and Mile Walk to celebrate healthy hearts and funky hearts!  Proceeds from this event go to support the programs of the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association (PCHA) of Michigan.  PCHA of Michigan provides hope and support to families dealing with congenital heart defects from prenatal diagnosis through adulthood.
For more information or to register CLICK HERE


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.


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Contact Us:

Chapter President – Jenna Wood
Chapter Secretary – Kimberly Baker
Chapter Treasurer – Jen Dougherty