Congenital Heart Walks

The Congenital Heart Walk is a national fundraising event series benefitting the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) and The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF). We walk to honor and remember the millions who have been impacted by congenital heart disease (CHD). The Congenital Heart Walk shows the nation how a team of inspired individuals can join together to make a difference. Funds raised will support the missions of both national nonprofit organizations who are uniting to fight CHD!

Learn more about why your support of our Congenital Heart Walk matters, click here.

Since 2010, CHW has raised more than $7 million in total. For more information and to find a walk location near you visit



10 Ways to Raise $500 in 10 Days!!

Help the Congenital Heart Walk (CHW) fund the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) and The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF) in their important missions and jumpstart your fundraising with $500! The key to fundraising success is simple—you just need to ask! Tell your friends, family, and colleagues why ACHA and CHF are important to you. Then take this simple 10-day challenge to raise $500 for the Congenital Heart Walk.

Day 1

Show your commitment! Make your own donation of $25, $50, or more. Set up your personal fundraising page at, and find all the tools you need for fundraising success.

Day 2

Ask two family members for $25 each.

Day 3

Ask a local business to donate $25. Your dry cleaner, hair stylist, and regular coffee shop are great places to start. Bought a new car or refinanced your home? Those professionals often make charitable donations to their customers. You just need to ask!

Day 4

Ask five co-workers to sponsor you for $20 each. Take advantage of your company’s matching gift program, if available, to increase your co-workers’ impact!

Day 5

Request a company contribution of $100 from your boss.

Day 6

Ask five people you know from your extracurricular sports team, child’s school, or place of worship to donate $10 each.

Day 7

Solicit five friends to donate $20 each. Send requests from your Participant Center to give people a secure way to make a credit card donation. We’ve provided sample fundraising letters to help you!

Day 8

Turn it around! Ask someone whose cause you have supported for $25 or more.

Day 9

Ask your company to match your self-donation.

Day 10

Use Facebook. Once you get the word out, you will be surprised at who will support you—a high school friend, a college roommate, a former co-worker, or one of your child’s former coaches or babysitters.

People want to support you – they just need to be asked!


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