Conquering CHD Walk Illinois

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Conquering CHD Walk Illinois

With the recent concerns over the spread of COVID-19, and following the guidance from the CDC, we have made the decision to postpone our Conquering CHD Walk for Sunday May 17, 2020. We must make decisions that support the safety and well being of our walkers and the heart warriors who attend. 

We are not able to announce a new date at this time, but we are working on rescheduling for a later date and will update you when information is available.

In the meantime, you can still register on our website and begin fundraising. We will continue to support our mission, our CHD families and hospitals in Illinois! 

Join Pediatric Congenital Heart Association  for the 8th Annual Conquering CHD Walk Illinois!

Sunday - May 17th, 2020 - Rain or Shine!
College of DuPage - 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL

The Pediatric Congenital Heart Associations (PCHA) 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. Our volunteer team has supported local heart families in Illinois since 2011, through comfort care bags/kits, bereavement boxes, support meetings, family fun events, and so much more. PCHA-IL is run 100% by volunteer leaders that are heart parents, patients, and family members.

Want to sponsor our event?


Registration is $15  (registration includes walk shirt if registered BEFORE April 1st)

 FREE walk for children under 16

 Kids Dash (under 15) for $10 (includes PCHA Cape) 

Register online BEFORE April 1st to receive a FREE PCHA walk t-shirt. After April 1st you can purchase a walk shirt for $10. 

*Walk shirts & personalized heart warrior lawn sign available for purchase at time of online registration (shirt pick-up at event registration table via Team Captain & lawn/s

Strollers, wagons & motorized scooters are welcomed. 

Dogs welcomed to join walk (don't forget your pet waste bags please) signs will be displayed at event and can be taken home at the end of the day) 

Parking: College Lot 3 is closest to the activity tents (near the College's Student Resource Center). Enter from the East College Road Street, just across from the soccer fields. 

Walk Agenda:

9:00am - Registration/Donation tent open (day-of registrants & Team Captain check in) 

10:00am - Acknowledgements & Bereaved Hearts Remembrance 

10:15am - Kid's Dash 

10:45am - Walk Begins 


All are invited to join before & after the walk for festivities including: pictures, face painting, balloon making, crafts, special guest PCHA Mascot Echo, other characters/mascots, and more!

 **Once around the college is just under 2 miles (runners may run before walkers. Not a timed run) 

Walk Team Fundraising PRIZES:

* TOP FUNDRAISING TEAM will receive VIP Tent the day of the walk with coffee and donuts!

Tumbler up to $100 

Echo $101-$299 

PCHA Baseball Hat $300-599 

PCHA Umbrella $600-$999 

PCHA Lawn Chair $1000-$2499 

4-Chicago White Sox Tickets $2500-$5000 Sunday August 30th with PCHA-IL

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Give Knowledge, Give a Voice, Give Hope

The PCHA-IL chapter 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 our State Chapters we are able to give knowledge, give a voice and give hope, directly meeting the comprehensive, lifelong needs of patients with congenital heart disease and their families through support, education, advocacy and research programming.

Local activities include:

-Conquering CHD Kits offering critical information and a personal connection for patients with CHD of all ages through individualized care packages 

-Online chat networks bringing people with similar experiences together 

-In-person peer support offering patients and families encouragement and insight from someone who has walked a similar path 

-Social events providing a safe environment to celebrate life and simple joys together 

-Physician education improving understanding of congenital heart disease from the patient and family perspective 

-Research promotion and participation helping promising developments become reality 

-Advocacy activities sharing our stories to improve federal research funding.

Posted by PCHA Illinois

We are Conquering CHD!