The Long Island Congenital Heart Walk is part of the nationwide Congenital Heart Walk series which raises money for congenital heart defect research.
May 9, 2023 - The Children's Heart Foundation is proud to welcome Cohen Children's Medical Center, one of the nation's top children's hospitals and the largest provider of pediatric health services in the state, as the Gold Sponsor of the 2023 Long Island Congenital Heart Walk.
The Congenital Heart Walk is the nation's largest walk series solely dedicated to raising money to fund congenital heart defect research. Congenital heart defects, or CHDs, are America's most common and deadly birth defect. Nearly 40,000 babies are born with a CHD each year in the U.S.; this equates to 1 child every 15 minutes.
The Long Island Congenital Heart Walk will unite supporters to raise funds for research to improve survival, longevity, and quality of life for CHD patients. Join us as at Sunken Meadow State Park (Kings Park, NY) on Saturday, May 13, 2023 for an inspiring event that includes a family-friendly walk, research remarks, kids' activities, games, refreshments, music, and more. Visit events.chfwalk.org/event/longisland to register as a fundraising walker, team captain, volunteer, or to make a donation.
Since 1996, The Children's Heart Foundation has funded more than $16.5 million of CHD research, helping lead to improved diagnostics, earlier interventions, groundbreaking procedures, and life-saving treatments for individuals living with CHDs. The money raised by the Congenital Heart Walk series is helping to fund the groundbreaking research of tomorrow.