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Put Pediatric Cardiomyopathy on the Map!

Put Pediatric Cardiomyopathy on the Map!

Raise awareness through our National Heart Month 50-State Challenge

During National Heart Month, adult heart disease takes center stage. Join us this February in telling America that heart disease affects kids too, often with worse outcomes. Pediatric cardiomyopathy is the number one cause of sudden cardiac arrest and heart transplants in children. In every state, city and neighborhood there is most likely a child with cardiomyopathy — one diagnosed today and one to be diagnosed tomorrow.

Participate in our National Heart Month 50-State Challenge in five easy ways and put a heart on your state in honor of cardiomyopathy heart kids across America.

Send a Valentine
Send a Valentine CCF has designed adorable Valentines for you and your kids to send to friends, colleagues and classmates. Download CCF's printable valentine cards and give them out with a sweet treat to say you care about pediatric cardiomyopathy. You also can use them for any heart month event. Tie it on balloons for decoration, hand out at an event or sell as part of a CCF fundraiser.
Share the Facts
Share the Facts Facts about pediatric cardiomyopathy will be posted on CCF's Facebook and Twitter pages throughout February for you to share with everyone you know. We'll kick off with facts on how sudden cardiac arrest can be prevented with earlier identification. We also will continue featuring our Heart Kids on Facebook. Like and share our posts to educate others that behind the beautiful smile of a child with cardiomyopathy, there is a chronic heart condition that has no cure.
Snap a Picture
Snap a Picture Whether you’re wearing red for a day, making CCF valentines or having a heart month event, take a picture and share it with others on CCF’s Facebook page with the name of your state. Also participate in CCF’s “See a Heart, Share a Heart” photo project on Instagram. Snap a photo of a heart image you create or see, and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #hearts4heartkids.
Bake a Difference
Bake a Difference Hold a “Big Heart” CCF bake sale at a school, sporting, social, work or community event. Your fundraising support helps us in the fight against pediatric cardiomyopathy. Call us to register your event, and we'll send you a FREE bake sale kit with balloons, stickers, posters and handouts to give your event some CCF heart. To start planning, go to CCF's Big Heart Bake Sale page for tips and CCF's Pinterest page for delicious recipes and fabulous decorative ideas.
Lend Your Voice
Lend  Your Voice Make your voice heard and urge your elected senators and representatives to cosponsor the Cardiomyopathy HEARTS Act. The more members of Congress who support the bill, the more attention pediatric cardiomyopathy will receive and the greater chance the first cardiomyopathy bill will be passed into law. To send a personalized letter to your legislators, click here.

Join this month-long challenge by participating in one or all five fun initiatives.

Show America that kids get heart disease too! Receive a heart for your state when you help to spread awareness of pediatric cardiomyopathy. Check CCF's Facebook page for weekly updates to the heart month map. For more information, please contact Jennifer Hivry at 866.808.2873 ext 903 or jhivry@childrenscardiomyopathy.org.