Heartwarming Charity – Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in Canada and it is only with great care and prevention that we can work to reduce these statistics. Many Canadians have congenital heart disease (CHD) and must change their lifestyle to manage it. CHD is a disease (usually occurring in children born with a heart defect) that affects the structure of the heart, most commonly caused by a heart defect of the valves or heart walls. It is important that these individuals receive the necessary attention and support to help them stay healthy.
It is for this reason that we have named the Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance our heartwarming charity of the month! Take a look at what this amazing organization is doing for Canadians!
About this Charity:
“The fact is that now 90-95% of children with heart defects will live to adulthood and well beyond, and we must ensure that the care and support is there for them every step of the way.”
– The Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance
The Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance is a volunteer-run organization that is working to support patients with congenital heart defects, as well as their family and friends. The organization began in 2004 and has operated to provide support through the assistance of volunteers and paediatric medical professionals. This charity strives to increase awareness of heart disease and make the public aware of the need for lifelong expert care for these individuals. The Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance works to:
- Raise Funds
Through the collection of donations, this heart-warming charity helps those with congenital heart disease (CHD) by creating awareness, offering mentorships and peer support opportunities, supporting the medical community, offer resources and information, and working to advance research of CHD.
The Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance is constantly seeking new ways to help those living with congenital heart defects and support them. The organization is able to do this through offering programs, including educational opportunities, exercise programs, assist with transition, and host camp getaways.
- Create Awareness
The organization understands the need for awareness for this particular heart-related disease. In order to achieve this awareness, the Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance works closely with the public to share information about this disease and hope to raise funds for further research and support.
How to Get Involved:
There are a number of ways you can get involved with the Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance, including:
- Organize a Fundraising Event
- Workplace Corporate Donations
- Start a Support Group
- Join the Advocacy Efforts to Raise Awareness
Why This Work is Heartwarming:
The Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance is an amazing charity that wants to improve the quality of care for these patients, many of whom require lifelong expert care.” By helping this charity and cause, we all benefit by:
- Increasing Heart Disease Awareness
- The more people are aware of these heart defects and those living with heart disease, the better the public can lend a hand to ensure there is increased awareness, funding for advanced research, and opportunities to support those in need.
It all comes back to the heart, and that is why we support the Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance for everything they do to improve the lives of hundreds of Canadians!