Help fund congenital heart defect research! Join us for our family-friendly walk
- October 8, 2022
- Registration 7AM, Walk 8:00 AM
- Location: Oregon Zoo
Join passionate walkers, teams, sponsors, donors, and volunteers at our Congenital Heart Walk supporting The Children’s Heart Foundation! Together, we walk to raise funds for research that will help improve outcomes for Heart Warriors everywhere and honor all Heart Angels. Please note, this event has a $12 minimum fundraising requirement for each guest over age 2, which provides zoo admission.
We will continue to follow all CDC safety protocols as we enjoy a day filled with fun activities for all ages.
About the Foundation
In 1996, the Children’s Heart Foundation was founded by Betsy and Steve Peterson. Betsy and Steve had an 8-year-old son named Sam, who sadly passed in 1995. Sam was born with complex CHDs, and at the time, no national organization exclusively funded CHD research. Betsy and Steve understood that research was vital to the survival of those born with CHDs, so they bravely founded The Children’s Heart Foundation!
In 2021, The Children’s Heart Foundation raised close to $900,000 across thirty Congenital Heart Walks around the country. We did it all with volunteer and participants outstanding efforts!
This year the Portland Congenital Heart Walk strives to raise $85,000 through the Walk at the Oregon Zoo on October 8th contributing to our national goal of over $2,000,000.
To register, begin fundraising and to donate, visit us at http://give.ChildrensHeartFoundation.org/ WalkForCHD Research Portland or scan our QR Code.