|Leadership Update: It's All About Our Volunteers|
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Despite the heat, this summer ACHA volunteers all over the country are working hard to make a better future for every person born with a heart defect. ACHA volunteers come in all shapes and sizes, with a wide variety of passions and skills. Some patients and their families serve as Heart to Heart Ambassadors, reaching out personally to assist individuals struggling with CHD. Some speak out in their communities to patients, families, lawmakers, and the press, getting the word out about the unmet needs of CHD survivors. Thousands of volunteers around the country participate in Congenital Heart Walks, whether by serving as chairs, team leaders, or by walking to show their support. In addition to those personally affected by CHD, many healthcare professionals also volunteer, as advocates, medical reviewers, researchers, community leaders, and members of our Medical Advisory Board. Virtually everything ACHA does relies on the generosity of our volunteer community.