Welcome to Conquering CHD - Michigan


At Conquering CHD - Michigan, we exist to conquer the most common birth defect. We engage, listen, learn, and act. We create visibility and empower all impacted by CHD. We accomplish this through awareness, knowledge, community, and research.



*This State Chapter has received the Honor Roll Award for outstanding performance in support of our mission in 2019 and 2020.

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 awareness, knowledge, community, 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 about the Michigan chapter, email michigan@conqueringchd.org.


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Upcoming Events and Activities

  • Upcoming Events and Activities

    Funky Heart 5k and Mile Walk

    Date: September 17, 2022 Location: Riverside Park, Grand Rapids MI

    Join us for the Funky Heart 5k and Mile Walk to celebrate healthy hearts and funky hearts! This is a great opportunity to run a fast, flat course in beautiful Riverside Park with views of the Grand River. The out and back paved course is great for families and strollers and wheel chairs are allowed on the course. Register by September 1st to be guaranteed a race shirt and finisher medal. Proceeds from this event go to support the programs of Conquering CHD-Michigan.


Conquering CHD-Michigan is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Our tax exempt or EIN number is 81-4842438. For additional documentation of our tax-exempt status, please contact michigan@conqueringchd.org.


You can learn more about our organization in our GuideStar profile.


Please give generously to support our state chapter activities!

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Meet the Michigan Volunteer Board

Chapter President - Jen Dougherty
Chapter Vice President - Ashley Shaneck
Chapter Secretary - Jenna Wood
Chapter Treasurer - Mindy Edgar
Volunteer Coordinator - Anna Palmer
Bereavement Coordinator - Ashlee Naffziger
Teen/Adult Coordinator - Marti Wiltshire



Conquering CHD - Michigan
P.O. Box 223
Alto, MI 49302