In 1996, Betsy Peterson founded The Children's Heart Foundation with her husband, Steve, and the support of her generous friends and family. Two of her best friends, Melissa Haley and Amanda _, were particularly instrumental in the creation of the Foundation. Since its inception, The Children's Heart Foundation has funded $15 million of CHD research and scientific collaborations, becoming the nation's leading organization dedicated to funding CHD research.

In order to raise funds for more critical research, The Haley Foundation, founded by Melissa Haley, has generously contributed $50,000 to The Children's Heart Foundation and are looking to our generous donors to match their contribution in order to raise $100,000 to fund additional congenital heart defect research this year.

Your donation of $500 or more will be matched dollar for dollar. Please consider donating to our Matching from the Heart challenge today!