New campaign aims to Save Children’s Hearts

February 6, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

As Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week kicks into full gear, the Congenital Heart Center at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital has launched a week-long campaign to raise awareness and support for groundbreaking research right here at Michigan Medicine.

Over the course of CHD Awareness Week, which runs from Feb. 5-12, the Congenital Heart Center hopes to raise more than $30,000 for pediatric heart research. Thanks to the generosity of the Charpie Family Foundation, all donations made during the campaign will also be matched, up to $30,000!

In addition, the CHC is offering two special apparel items for sale to raise additional funds and give patients, families, faculty and staff the opportunity to “wear” their pride.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Consider setting up a team to fundraise! The Office of Medical Development has built a Saving Children’s Hearts fundraising site for the campaign. Click the yellow “Fundraise for this campaign” button to set up a team for your unit, team, work group, family, etc.
  • Buy a shirt or pullover. Apparel is available for purchase on the campaign page, but faculty and staff can avoid paying shipping and handling by using the special faculty and staff online order form. Apparel ordered via that form will be shipped to the hospital for convenient pickup. You’ll receive an email with directions on where to pick up your order when it arrives! All proceeds from both public and internal apparel sales will support CHD research at U-M.
  • Spread the word. Mott will be posting stories and updates all month long on the Mott social media channels (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter), but especially during heart week. Share the stories on your social media pages to help spread the word.

Those in the Congenital Heart Center thank you for the time, talent and energy you put into caring for children and families, and for your support of this important endeavor!