Introducing Walk for 1 in 100

Posted Tuesday, Jan 08, 2019


We are so excited to share our brand new fundraising campaign with our members and the congenital heart disease (CHD) community! We hope you will join us this year as we walk for the 1 in 100 children and adults impacted by CHD across the country.

In 2019, we will be introducing Walk for 1 in 100 in 14 communities to raise money for outreach, education, research and more. Our events were created to empower all of those living with CHD, their loved ones, and the medical community that cares for them.

Register for a Walk for 1 in 100 here, and follow on Facebook and Instagram

Thank You and Looking Ahead

As many of you know, ACHA was involved with the Congenital Heart Walk since 2010, and we sincerely thank all of you who supported that campaign. However, through the years, fewer than 5% of ACHA’s members participated in a Congenital Heart Walk—and we want that to change. Our new fundraising campaign, Walk for 1 in 100, will allow us to solely engage and learn more about our members, directly invite them to ACHA events and activities, and more. Our organization is evolving, and we want to build an event that supports our strategic direction.

ACHA wanted to develop a new walk series that is more appealing to our membership—where we can more fully engage people of all ages—and that is a platform for elevating concern about the challenges they face as they live with CHD.

In addition to the 14 Walk for 1 in 100 communities, you will also be able to participate anywhere by planning a virtual walk in your own town!

Walk for 1 in 100 is For YOU

We’re here to empower adults to take an active role in their cardiac care, to educate parents on the lifelong specialized care their young child will need in the future, and to support young adults through the transition to adult CHD care. We are here for the person with a newly diagnosed heart defect, as well as the patient who’s seen it all, and everything in between.

Your CHD is your story: We hope you will share it at an ACHA Walk for 1 in 100.