February is Heart Month!
We are so excited Heart Month is here! Conquering CHD is a team sport! Whatever your connection to congenital heart disease, we all play a crucial position on the team. Celebrate this most exciting time of year for the heart community with us as we unite to give knowledge, a voice, and hope to all those we meet!
Let’s use our collective, #CHDVoice to knock CHD awareness month out of the park!
Here are a few great ways for you to get involved this month.
Shine as a Conquering CHD Social Media Ambassador
It’s your month to shine.
During February, the entire community comes together to help others understand how common congenital heart defects are, the need for continued research, and the critical importance of access to quality care. At Conquering CHD, our programs serve to educate and spread awareness all year long, but there’s no better time to share your voice than now!
Stay in the Know – Help others understand the impact of CHD and what Conquering CHD is doing about it. Like and share our infographics and awareness posts. We have a lot to share, so keep an eye out all month long on our social media channels.
Make it Personal – Use the hashtags #CHDVoice and #ConqueringCHD. Add details from your story, your experiences, and be sure to include a message about an aspect of CHD that matters to you. Examples: the need for research funding, advocacy, or support for fellow patients and families. This is all about sharing how congenital heart disease impacts patients and families and how we, together, can turn awareness into action. Don’t forget to tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram – @conqueringchd.
Heart Month Awareness Calendars – Celebrate triumphs, honor loved ones lost too soon, recognize the work still to be done, and spread hope near and far. Let your #CHDvoice be heard by using your #CHDVoice every day this month with our awareness calendar. We invite you to share your story in pictures or in words. Choose the shorter 7-day, Awareness Week (7th-14th) version, or give all of Heart Month a try!
Invite Others to Join the Campaign – Simply guide them to our social media pages to follow, and we’ll make sure they stay engaged.
Heart Month Awareness Challenge
Desafío del mes del corazón / Calendario del Corazones desconsolados
Únase a nosotros usando su #CHDVoice todos los días de este mes con nuestro calendario de concientización. ¡No olvides etiquetarnos en todas tus excelentes fotos e historias!
Bereaved Hearts Calendar
We hope bereaved families will join us by sharing your #CHDVoice every day this month with our special Bereaved Hearts calendar. We invite you to share your loved one's story in pictures or in words.
Let us hear your #CHDVoice by printing out these signs and writing in the word that best describes your #CHDVoice! New this year, "My #CHDVoice celebrates...", "My #CHDVoice honors...", and "I use my #CHDvoice in memory of..." Don't forget to tag us in your videos and photos on Facebook and Instagram. Download the attached PDF.
Heart Month Crossword
Crossword Answer Key
Echo's Word Search
Answer key included on page 2
Echo's Junior Word Search
Answer key included on page 2
Share Your Story
Your Story Matters. Tell it.
Give Knowledge. Give a Voice. Give Hope.
Join us during Heart Month, as we support those who need help today. Together we can raise awareness, build compassion, and provide tools to make navigating the CHD journey easier. Double your impact by donating today where all donations made to our website will be matched up to $15,000!
Shop for Swag
This February, we have a whole new line of #ConqueringCHD swag - with something for everyone, even the beloved family dog! This year, we are offering awesome new products with a variety of designs to share your #CHDVoice all year long! All purchases support patients and families impacted by CHD.
Conquering CHD is a Team Sport!
Always Loved, Never Forgotten Customizable Shirts
Paws Up for CHD Dog Shirt
Gear up with Koncrete Eden
A portion of every sale is donated to Conquering CHD.
Rainbows & Storms
Rainbows and Storms is a beautifully written and illustrated story of the importance of friendship and support during life’s triumphs and challenges. A portion of every sale is donated to Conquering CHD.
Connect with Others
Find a State Chapter Near You
Our state chapters, made up of patients and families affected by CHD, reach those who need support from someone who's been there. Are you struggling with a CHD diagnosis, do you have questions but don't know who to ask, or maybe you're looking for others who can relate? Reach out to your local chapter, and get connected to a community that understands.
Stay in Touch
Conquering CHD Stories
Clark Ostrom was born in 2015 at just 36 weeks. His mom, Carissa Ostrom, said they had no idea he had a bicuspid Aortic Valve and Aortic Stenosi heart defect. He went through his first procedure and balloon valvuloplasty (a cath procedure where they take a balloon and rip open the valve). Carissa then connected...Full Story>