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Welcome to Conquering CHD - Illinois

Conquering CHD'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 Conquering CHD - Illinois chapter is a program of Conquering CHD, aimed at improving the lives of those with congenital heart disease and their families through direct support and education – meeting families where they are.

 

 

*This State Chapter has received the 2019 Excellence Award for outstanding performance in support of our mission.

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 illinois@conqueringchd.org

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    Conquering CHD-Illinois is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

    Our tax exempt or EIN number is: 81-5401105

    GuideStar: www.guidestar.org/profile/81-5401105

    For additional documentation of our tax exempt status, please contact illinois@conqueringchd.org 

     

    Please give generously to support our state chapter activities.

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    Meet the Illinois Volunteer Board

    President – Karen Grossich

    Vice President Shuntae Williams

    Treasurer – Amit Shah
    Secretary / Communications – Kate Pogorzelski

    Events Coordinator Ashley Ruud

    Teen/Adult Coordinator – Teresa Quarino

    Inventory Coordinators Katie O'Kelly

    Board Member – Carol Raimondi

    Bereaved Hearts Connect with heart families who have lost a loved one to Congenital Heart Disease

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    Mail us at:

    Conquering CHD - Illinois

    P.O. Box 1094 Elgin, IL 60121