Cleveland Clinic Children’s joins The Children’s Heart Foundation’s Cleveland Walk as Presenting Sponsor

CLEVELAND, OH, April 25, 2024The Children’s Heart Foundation is honored to have Cleveland Clinic Children's as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2024 Cleveland Congenital Heart Walk.

The Congenital Heart Walk is the nation’s largest walk series 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.

Cleveland Clinic Children’s is dedicated to bringing cardiac expertise to each check-up, test, and procedure. Their team works with compassion — knowing just how important it is that your child gets the best possible cardiac care. By your side, supporting you and guiding you through every next step, they’re your partners in a lifetime of care for your child. The Children’s Heart Foundation is honored to have their support of our critical mission of funding the most promising CHD research.

The Cleveland Congenital Heart Walk Presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s will unite supporters to raise funds for research to improve survival, longevity, and quality of life for all CHD patients. Join us as at Wade Oval on Saturday, September 7, 2024 for fun activities, entertainment, research updates, and our family-friendly walk! Together, we can bring hope, inspiration, and unity to the forefront of our mission. Visit to register as a walker, start a team, sign up to be a volunteer, or make a donation.

Since 1996, The Children’s Heart Foundation has funded nearly $18 million of CHD research and scientific collaborations, 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.



About The Children’s Heart Foundation

The Children’s Heart Foundation is the country’s leading organization solely committed to funding congenital heart defect (CHD) research. The mission of The Children’s Heart Foundation is to fund the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart defects. Since 1996, The Children’s Heart Foundation has funded nearly $18 million dollars of CHD research. For more information, visit Follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn, and Twitter (X).


About Cleveland Clinic Children’s

The Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Center and the Division of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Medicine deservedly enjoys a national reputation for excellence in clinical care and patient outcomes and experience. The Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Center is 1 of only 5 pediatric heart centers nationally and the only program in Ohio ranked in the top 10 nationally by U.S. News & World Report for the past 2 years and ranked #10 in the United States in 2023. The Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Center has 30 pediatric cardiologists, 10 adult congenital cardiologists, 5 pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists, and 5 pediatric and adult congenital heart surgeons performing > 600 congenital heart surgeries, > 500 pediatric cardiac catheterizations, >12,000 out-patient pediatric cardiology visits, >10,500 echocardiograms, >1,600 fetal echocardiograms, and > 400 cardiac MRIs.

Cleveland Clinic Children’s is consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation and is currently ranked in 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. Cleveland Clinic Children’s is a tertiary and quaternary referral hospital on the Cleveland Clinic main campus with more than 360 physicians in 55 pediatric medical and surgical specialties providing over 1.1 million outpatient visits, 15,500+ in-patient admissions, 13,000+ surgeries, and accepting 840 transports per year from around the nation and globe. Cleveland Clinic Children’s has 389 in-patient beds in its network including its quaternary Children’s Hospital on the main campus, our free-standing Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation, and 2 other satellite hospitals across Northeast Ohio.