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.


*This State Chapter has received the Honor Roll 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

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Upcoming Events and Activities

  • Upcoming Events and Activities

    Holiday Party for Teens and Adults Patients

    Date: December 08, 2019 6 pm - 8 pm Location: RoccoVino's Italian Restaurant 4747 North Harlem Ave, Harwood Heights, IL, 60706

    Please come celebrate the holidays and have some festive cheer! Dinner will cost $15 for a chicken dinner, pasta, soup or salad, soda, and dessert. If you would like and alcoholic drink, it would be an extra charge. We will have a grab bag (optional) for $15. Please click link below to reserve your free ticket!

    Get Your Free Tickets Here >
  • Upcoming Events and Activities

    Conquering CHD Kit Assembly

    Date: December 22, 2019 10 am - 2 pm Location: Park Lawn 5040 W 111th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

    Join us in assembling care bags for patients in the hospital and for some pizza party fun! Children who can work independently are welcome to attend. Please RSVP on our Facebook event.

    RSVP Here! >
  • Upcoming Events and Activities

    Echo's Birthday Party

    Date: February 15, 2020 2 pm - 5 pm Location: Trickster Gallery

    Join PCHA- IL to Celebrate Echo's Birthday and CHD Week! There'll be dancing, crafts, snacks, and, we hope, you! For questions, contact

    Get your Tickets here! >


The Pediatric Congenital Heart Association-Illinois is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

Our tax exempt or EIN number is: 81-5401105


For additional documentation of our tax exempt status, please contact 


Please give generously to support our state chapter activities.

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Contact Us

President – Karen Grossich

Vice President Shuntae Williams

Treasurer – Amit Shah
Secretary / Communications – Jennifer Weiner

Teen/Adult Coordinator – Teresa Quarino

Board Member – Carol Raimondi

Bereaved Hearts Group Connect with heart families who have lost a loved one to CHD.

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Mail us at:

PCHA-IL PO Box 1094 Elgin, IL 60121

Direct Number: 708.232.6542