The Illinois Chapter
The Illinois chapter was founded in 2008 and is a group of volunteers dedicated to raising awareness and money for CHF’s mission to fund the most promising CHD research. The mission of The Children’s Heart Foundation, Illinois chapter, is to increase research funding and to promote awareness to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart defects. Please join us in our fight against CHDs.
About The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF)
The mission of The Children’s Heart Foundation is to fund the most promising research to help advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of congenital heart defects. Founded in 1996, CHF is a national 501(C)3 non-profit with chapters and volunteers across the country.
Since 1996, CHF has independently funded 71 research projects with $9.1 million. In addition, CHF has co-funded 26 research projects with over $3.2 million with the American Heart Association through the CHD Research Awards. In total, CHF has funded 99 research projects with over $10.6 million. CHF is not affiliated with any one institution. Esteemed medical advisors from around the nation review applications for research funding and make recommendations based on quality, innovation and promise of research.
For comprehensive information on CHF, the research it funds and how, visit the national website.
About Congenital Heart Defects (CHD)
A congenital heart defect is a problem with the heart’s structure that is present at birth. There are more than 40 different types of congenital heart defects.
CHD’s are the most common and deadly birth defect in the world. Nearly 1 in 100 babies is born with a CHD and many will not reach their first birthday. Given the prevalence of the disease, research is grossly underfunded and awareness is still needed. CHF is working to change this.