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

    Teen/Adult Patient Event - Dinner at MOD Pizza

    Date: September 08, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location: MOD Pizza - 5530 West Touhy Ave., Skokie, IL 60077

    Join PCHA and meet teens and adults CHD patients at MOD Pizza for some good food and fun company! Attendees are responsible for their food/drinks.

  • Upcoming Events and Activities

    Cookies with Santa

    Date: December 01, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Location: Naperville Park District - Fort Hill Activity Center 20 Fort Hill Drive Naperville, IL 60540

    The holidays are a special time of year! Join PCHA for some special fun! Join us for cookies and milk with Santa and special guests Mickey and Minnie! We will have entertainment, crafts, giveaways, and more! This free event is open to all heart families (that live in the same household) and cardiac hospital staff. For the safety and health of all heart warriors, we respectfully ask that your family not attend this event if anyone in your household is sick or has any illness symptoms before or on the day of this event. See Less

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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.

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