What if Your Crazy Ideas Could Become Life-changers? You’ve Got What it Takes!

You’ve got what it takes to create visibility and empower all impacted by the most common birth defect by starting a fundraiser today!

As a Conquering CHD Fundraiser, you have the power to inspire, uplift, and support individuals and families impacted by congenital heart disease every day! From hosting a bake sale to leading a donation-based yoga class in honor of a loved one, there are countless ways to fundraise for Conquering CHD in support of those impacted by the most common birth defect around the country. Your generosity will help CHD patients and families in crisis.

Ready to make a difference in the CHD community? Here are a handful of ideas to get you started! The possibilities are endless.

Celebrate a Milestone

Birthdays, graduations, or heartiversaries are all great excuses to fundraise. Instead of birthday gifts, ask your friends to donate to your fundraiser. Celebrating 10 years since your last surgery? Tell your loved ones to donate $10 in honor of another year of conquering your CHD!

Host an Athletic Event

Hosting a frisbee game, golf tournament, run or ride is an easy way to get your friends and family involved in the fight against CHD, it’s also loads of fun!

Throw a Party

Use your fundraiser as an excuse to throw a backyard BBQ, pancake breakfast, or bake sale in your neighborhood. Let participants know why Conquering CHD matters to you and how they can join the fight against the most common birth defect.

Get Creative

Conquering CHD supporters are hosting car washes, happy hours, comedy nights, lemonade stands, and much more. There are hundreds of ideas and you can make your event uniquely you. The opportunities are endless.

Your unique, crazy, and fun fundraising ideas can be fun for the whole family.

The Iguina’s designed a DIY to get everyone up and moving! Lucas turned the importance of staying active into not just motivation but to start a fundraiser! Visit the Team Lucas 15+ Challenge page, see how you can personalize your own.

Adults with CHD can get in on the fun too!

While there’s a ways to go, there is also much to celebrate. Taylor, living with CHD, wanted to celebrate a milestone:

“Forty. FORTY! How am I forty? For this birthday, I wanted to do something special. No gifts, just paying my good fortune forward. So I asked all my friends and family to donate to my team instead. I’m so grateful for their love and support and the chance to help families like mine.”

Another adult living with CHD, Amy, also works to fundraise for the mission she champions every day! Check out how she set up her Sales and Presence page for her network can show some love and do some good!

Looking to do something bigger, something life-changing?

Maybe you want to tackle a bucket list challenge, like Earl. In honor of his grand-nephew, Ben, Earl’s decided to bike across the country! You can visit his Ben Across America page for some inspiration or track his progress!

Get your fundraiser up and running! You’ll find everything you need in our DIY Fundraising Tool Kit.

You’ve Got What It Takes!

About Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) – CHD is the most common birth defect and a leading cause of infant death. In 2021, 40,000 babies will be born with CHD in the United States alone, joining the 1.35 million new patients born this year around the world. 1 in 100 people worldwide are diagnosed with CHD.

Thanks to advances in medical technology and surgical procedures, more adults than children are now living with congenital heart disease. CHD is a chronic, lifelong condition that presents significant challenges for the patient and their family. CHD has no cure.

About Conquering CHD –  Conquering CHD exists to conquer the most common birth defect. We engage, listen, learn, and act. We create visibility and empower all impacted by congenital heart disease, accomplishing this through awareness, knowledge, community, and research. Visit our website at conqueringchd.org.

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