Welcome to PCHA – Michigan

PCHA MichiganThe 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. 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!

Dinner and Learn
When: July 23, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Millennium Park
1415 Maynard Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI
What:Come and learn what the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association-Michigan does and what opportunities there are to get involved. Sandwiches and childcare will be provided. We will be meeting at the pavilion near the playground, look for the red balloons. Please RSVP to Jenna Wood at jwood@conqueringchd.org by Friday, July 20 so we can accurately plan for dinner.

Questions? Contact pcha.mi@conqueringchd.org

PCHA of Michigan Teen and Adults with CHD Beach Day
When: July 28, 2018 1 PM – 5 PM
Where: Gun Lake Park, Middleville, MI 

What: Are you a teen or adult with a congenital heart defect? Join us for a beach outing at Gun Lake Park for an afternoon of fun and networking. Spouses, children and parents are welcome.

Questions?  Marti Rosenberg at mrphillips333@yahoo.com for more information


Children’s Healing Center Cardiology Carnival
When: August 2, 2018 6 PM – 8 PM
Where: Children’s Healing Center
1530 Fulton Street East, Grand Rapids, MI
What: Join the Children’s Healing Center for an evening of fun and games. There will be squirt gun races, mini golf, ice cream, popcorn and so much more! To learn more about the Children’s Healing Center, visit www.childrenshealingcenter.org.

Please RSVP to Nicole Ribbens at nribbens@childrenshealingcenter.org by July 26th.


Funky Heart 5k and Mile Walk
When: September 8, 2018 8:30 AM
Where: Farmers Insurance
5600 Beechtree Lane, Caledonia, MI
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 PCHA-MI. This family friendly event is fun for the whole family. Dedicated runners, casual walkers and kids of all ages can participate. Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome on the course.

For more information and to register, visit www.funkyheart5k.com Use promo code PCHAMI to save $5! 



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
Social Media Coordinator – Natalie Meder