WHY WE WALK

Join us as we walk for the more than 2.5 million people living with congenital heart disease (CHD) across the country.

Since 1998, the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) has been empowering and advocating for the 1 in 100 children and adults impacted by CHD. ACHA funds ACHD-specific research grants and is a leading organization in advocating for research at the federal level; has accredited 40+ ACHD programs across 25 states; and offers extensive educational tools, including defect-specific resources, weekly webinars, and a searchable clinic directory.

In 2021, we will host walks in 11 communities to raise money for continued research, education and outreach for the CHD community. 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 hope you will join us and help us further our impact by supporting ACHA’s Walk for 1 in 100.

Don't see a walk near you or prefer to fundraise remotely? You can still make a difference by hosting your own fundraiser through ACHA Your Way! Learn more by clicking here.

COVID-19 and Walk for 1 in 100

Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health and safety of our participants, volunteers and staff, ACHA has made the decision to transition all 2021 walks to virtual events. While we had hoped and planned to be able to hold in-person events, the timing and trending of the current COVID spikes and the highly contagious delta variant led us to the conclusion that now is not the time for the CHD community to gather. 

While we are disappointed not to gather together in-person at these walks, we are still going to create an exciting virtual space that will allow us to come together as a community on the planned walk days, which includes a virtual opening ceremony and social hour. Please visit each individual walk’s webpage below for more information.

We very much look forward to being able to get together again soon in these communities when all of us feel it is safe to do so. While COVID may once again be changing HOW our events are held, it is not changing WHY they are held. There has never been a greater need for the resources and opportunities that ACHA provides, and we genuinely appreciate the support of the CHD community.

Walk for 1 in 100

CAMPAIGN

$241,252

$0

$212,500

$425,000

Donate today to help the 1 in 100 children and adults impacted by congenital heart disease. Our goal is to raise $425,000 to improve and extend the lives of the millions born with heart defects through education, advocacy and research. We can’t do it without you!

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UPCOMING WALKS

Register or donate today!

FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES

The more you raise, the more incentives you'll earn—and we've also halved the fundraising level for our exclusive 2021 T-shirt!

2021 WALKER T-SHIRT

$50 Level

New for 2021: Every walker who raises just $50 or more receives a Walk for 1 in 100 T-shirt!

WATER BOTTLE

$500 Level

By raising $500, walkers earn a 24 ounce double wall, stainless steel Thermoflask bottle that keeps drinks fresh and cold!

LAPTOP BACKPACK

$1,000 Level

Walkers who raise $1,000 receive this bag with a 15" laptop sleeve, a variety of pockets, and a side USB port!

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Don’t see your employer listed? Each employer has its own guidelines for its matching gift program, but most procedures are simple. Contact your employer’s community affairs office or personnel office to learn if they offer a matching gift program.

RESOURCES

Customizable Flyer

Customize, print, and hang this flyer in your office, school, house of worship, local business, and beyond!

Customizable Rack Card

Customize and print these rack cards, which are great to bring to your local clinic to spread the word!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Use this brochure to share with potential Walk for 1 in 100 sponsors.

Sponsorship Commitment Form

Use this simple form to submit any sponsorship commitments to event staff!

Offline Donation Form

Fill out this form to send in with any offline donations to make sure your team gets credit for your hard work!

Team Captain Guide

This guide for team captains provides all the help you need to lead your team to success!

Folleto Personalizable

Personalízalo, imprímelo, y coloca el folleto en la oficina, escuela, comercios, y otros locales.

Tarjetas Personalizables

Personaliza e imprime las tarjetas. Son geniales para distribuir en tu clínica local, y para promocionar la caminata de la Asociación de Adultos con Cardiopatías Congénitas (ACHA).

Contact Walk for 1 in 100

215-849-1260

events@achaheart.org