Welcome to PCHA - Illinois

The 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.

 

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.

About Us

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
PCHA State Chapter
PCHA State Chapter
PCHA State Chapter

Get Connected

For more information specifically about the Illinois chapter, email PCHA.IL@conqueringchd.org

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Upcoming Events and Activities

  • Upcoming Events and Activities

    Conquering CHD Kit Assembly and Pizza Party!

    Date: June 02, 2019 11:00 am Location: Oakbrook Park District

    Help PCHA-IL stuff Conquering CHD Kits and info packs for families affected by CHD across the lifespan! Afterward, join us for a pizza party provided by PCHA-IL! *Children 10 and up are welcome if they are able to work unsupervised.

  • Upcoming Events and Activities

    Advocate Oak Lawn Meet & Greet

    Date: June 12, 2019 6:00 pm Location: Ronald McDonald House - Oak Lawn

    Join us at the Ronald McDonald House, Advocate Oak Lawn to meet other heart families! For questions, contact Katie O'Kelly: Kokelly@conqueringchd.org

  • Upcoming Events and Activities

    Chicago Dogs Group Outing

    Date: August 11, 2019 Gates open at 2:05 pm, Game starts at 3:05 pm Location: Impact Field - Rosemont, IL

    Join PCHA at the Chicago Dogs FAMILY SUNDAY Baseball Game! Enjoy a great Kid zone, free Chicago Dogs hat, $3 bottomless popcorn and fountain drinks, infield group photo, $3 parking, and PCHA scoreboard shout out!

    Purchase Tickets Here! >
  • Upcoming Events and Activities

    Advocate Oak Lawn Meet & Greet

    Date: September 25, 2019 6:00 pm Location: Ronald McDonald House - Oak Lawn

    Join us at the Ronald McDonald House, Advocate Oak Lawn to meet other heart families! For questions, contact Katie O'Kelly: Kokelly@conqueringchd.org

  • Upcoming Events and Activities

    Advocate Oak Lawn Meet & Greet

    Date: November 13, 2019 6:00 pm Location: Ronald McDonald House - Oak Lawn

    Join us at the Ronald McDonald House, Advocate Oak Lawn to meet other heart families! For questions, contact Katie O'Kelly: Kokelly@conqueringchd.org

Give

Please give generously to support our state chapter activities.

Give to PCHA-IL

Contact Us

Chapter President – Karen Moran
Treasurer – Amit Shah
Secretary / Communications – Jennifer Weiner 
Bereavement – Jackie Joy
Board Member –  Carol Raimondi
Events – Karen Grossich & Shuntae Williams
Teen/Adult Coordinator – Teresa Quarino
Chapter Founder – Melanie Toth

Mail us at: PCHA-IL PO Box 1094 Elgin, IL 60121 Direct Number: 708.232.6542