Welcome to Conquering CHD - Virginia

At Conquering CHD - Virginia, 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.

 

 

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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

The Zipperstrong Project

The Zipperstrong Project tells both inspiring and heartbreaking stories of children and adults affected by CHD. We are proud to collaborate with Winchester-based child-life photographer SheRae Hunter, whose Zipperstrong Project offers outsiders a glimpse into the world of CHD to raise awareness for congenital heart disease.

 

The project is released annually during CHD Awareness Week (February 7-14), celebrated as a part of Heart Month each February.

 

The Zipperstrong Project has been featured in local Virginia news outlets, on The Mighty, and annually featured at area heart centers and at the Hope Marietta Foundation's Casino Night that raises awareness about congenital heart disease and supports CHD causes in Virginia.

 

 

View The Zipperstrong Project 2021 in full at http://www.zipperstrong.org

Upcoming Events and Activities

JANUARY 13TH | ACHD VIRTUAL CHAT | VIA ZOOM | 6:30 CENTRAL 7:30 EASTERN

JANUARY 18TH | HEART TO HEART SUPPORT GROUP | VIA ZOOM | 8:30-9:30 PM

FEBRUARY 5TH | VIENNA LOVE SIGN DECORATING EVENT |

FEBRUARY 10TH | KENDRA SCOTT GIVEBACK EVENT | ONLINE AND SHORT PUMP TOWN CENTER | 4-6 PM

FEBRUARY 15TH | HEART TO HEART SUPPORT GROUP | VIA ZOOM

FEBRUARY 25TH | ROANOKE RAILYARD DAWGS SUPERHERO NIGHT WITH CONQUERING CHD- VIRGINIA | 7:05 PM

 

  • Spread the LOVE for Heart Month!

    Date: February 05, 2023 2:00-3:00 pm Location: B and O Railroad trail and Caboose 520 Mill Street NE Vienna, VA

    Join Conquering CHD- Virginia as we decorate the LOVE sign located on the B and O trail in Vienna, VA for the beginning of Heart Month! The decorated hearts will be on display all month long, so if you can't make it, stop by during the month! After our decorating, we will be hosting an event at the local Caboose Brewery that is located right on the trail! 10% of the drink proceeds will go to Conquering CHD- Virginia, so come on by and say hello and meet some of our heart community!

  • Give Back with Kendra Scott and Conquering CHD- Virginia

    Date: February 10, 2023 4-6pm Location: Short Pump Town Center 11800 W Board Street #1040 Richmond, VA 23233

    Calling all of our Heart Community members in the Richmond Area! Join Conquering CHD- Virginia as we host a give back event at the Short Pump Town Center with Kendra Scott from 4-6 pm. Come by and say hello and meet some of our volunteers and board members as we host our give back in store! Mention Conquering CHD-Virginia at checkout for a portion of the proceeds from your purchase to be donated! If you can't make it in store, we've got you covered with the online portion of the giveback as well for ALL of our Heart Community in the Virginia area! 20% of the proceeds from the giveback will be donated to Conquering CHD- Virginia. Happy Shopping! ONLINE SHOPPERS: Use the code GIVEBACK-DKXKC for a portion of your proceeds to be donated to Conquering- CHD Virginia at checkout. Have fun shopping!!

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  • Virginia Heart To Heart Support Group

    Date: February 15, 2023 8:30-9:30 pm Location: ZOOM

    Come join us as we support one another and talk about everything and anything that has been happening in our lives as heart patients, families, friends, and a community. Everyone has a story to share and we are here for you!

    Heart To Heart Support Group >
  • Heart Hero Night Out with the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs!

    Date: February 25, 2023 7:05 pm Location: Berglund Center Coliseum - 710 Williamson Road Roanoke, VA

    Join Conquering CHD-Virginia and the Roanoke RailYard Dawgs on Saturday, February 25th At 7:05pm. Help us to honor and celebrate our Heart Heroes, Families, Friends, and join our community and support the Dawgs! Tickets can be purchased via the link and a portion of the proceeds will go to Conquering CHD- Virginia.

    Purchase Tickets >

Connect With Us

  • Subscribe to our e-updates!
  • For more information about volunteer opportunities with the Virginia chapter, email virginia@conqueringchd.org.
  • Join our online chat networks to connect with individuals and families with similar experiences:

Conquering CHD - Virginia Chat

Conquering CHD Teen/Adult Chat

Conquering CHD Bereaved Hearts

Estamos Conquistando CHD!

 

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Conquering CHD - Virginia is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Our tax exempt or EIN number is: 81-5481933. For additional documentation of our tax exempt status, please contact virginia@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 Virginia Volunteer Board

Chapter President – Ashleigh Schambach

Chapter Secretary – Claiborne Fletcher

Chapter Treasurer – Casey Fletcher

Events Coordinator - Christina Porter

Social Media Coordinator - Lisa Jones

Lead Coordinator (Richmond) - Anita Tomaziefski

Lead Coordinator (Southwest VA) - Alyssa Marion

Lead Coordinator (Virginia Beach) - Rachel Erskine

If you are interested in joining the Virginia Board, please reach out. We'd love to have you on our team! virginia@conqueringchd.org

Mail:

Conquering CHD - Virginia
13926 Hull Street Road
Midlothian, VA 23112

Partnerships

Dayspring Pens is proud to partner with Conquering CHD through a donation of
engraved pens. It is an honor to be able to donate to an organization that works so
diligently to overcome the most common birth defect in the United States and
worldwide, congenital heart disease
Originally founded as the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association in 2013, Conquering
CHD quickly filled a niche as the voice of the congenital heart patient and family. They
have been changing both the national landscape and empowering patients and families
in their local communities. Their work fights for all congenital heart disease patients and
their families, from prenatal diagnosis through adulthood and those families who have
lost loved ones.
Located in Virginia Beach, Dayspring Pens specializes in crafting one of a kind, luxury gift pens
made unique with custom engraving. Each of these engraved pens features
the logo of Conquering CHD, and it is our great wish that the pens will do some good to
help their incredible charity as they work to change the lives of the families affected by
congenital heart disease.