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Karen McNulty Heart Heroes Scholarship Fund

Karen (Klein) McNulty was a co-founder and the first president of the Adult Congenital Heart Association.

She was also the first chairperson of the newsletter committee and was one of the original editors of the newsletter and co-chair of the first ACHA National Conference in September 2000. As an organization, ACHA owes its solid foundation to Karen's vision, intelligence and dedication. This special fund was created to honor her memory; Karen strongly believed that it should be possible for everyone to attend an ACHA conference regardless of their circumstances.

Many congenital heart defect survivors face economic hardship due to their lifelong cardiac disability. Our scholarship recipients tell us that attending an ACHA National Conference is a life-transforming event. Since our first National Conference, ACHA has not only kept registration at less than half of conference costs, but has also fully funded travel scholarships for eligible applicants. Your donation to the Karen McNulty Heart Heroes Scholarship will help continue to make this possible.

Click here for ACHA's dedication to Karen McNulty.