Mission Bay Park, San Diego, CA - Sunday, Feb 19, 2017
This is the 6th Annual Jump Start Your Heart 5K. All of the proceeds of this event benefit The Children’s Heart Foundation.
“The Children’s Heart Foundation is incredibly grateful to be the recipient of funds raised through Jump Start Your Heart. Proceeds of Jump Start Your Heart support the mission of CHF which is to fund the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment & prevention of congenital heart defects. We thank the leadership of Jump Start Your Heart in addition to the volunteers, participants & donors for continuing to make a difference in the lives of children and their families impacted by this lifelong disease.”
-Bill Foley, President of CHF
The goal of The Children’s Heart Foundation is to bring health, hope and happiness to children impacted by congenital heart defects, the number one birth defect in the United States. This goal is accomplished through the Foundation’s funding towards the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of congenital heart defects.
Most people are unaware that Congenital Heart Defects (CHD’s) are the most common birth defect in America, affecting approximately one in one hundred, or 40,000 newborns each year. CHD’s are responsible for one third of all birth defect-related deaths and sadly 20 percent of children who make it through birth will not survive past their first birthday.
Although a child is born every 15 minutes with a CHD, research continues to be grossly under-funded in America. Of every dollar the government spends on medical funding, only a fraction of a penny is directed toward congenital heart defect research.
As the country’s leading organization solely committed to CHD research funding, The Children’s Heart Foundation dedicates itself to bringing health, hope and happiness to children and families impacted by a CHD
Due to the overwhelming support we’ve received from participants and generous local and national vendors we have raised over $35,000 to date.
The 2012 Funds that JSYH raised last year have been donated to advance the research and development of a Cell-based therapy for Congenital Complete Heart Block. Learn more in this overview by Douglas Cowan, Ph.D.
This is one of several projects that The Children’s Heart Foundation helps fund each year. To learn more about The Children’s Heart Foundation visit their site here.
If you would like to donate to Jump Start Your Heart, please send a check made out to The Children’s Heart Foundation and add “Jump Start Your Heart 5K” to the memo section.
Please mail to:
The Children’s Heart Foundation
PO Box 244
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Thank you for helping to save children’s lives – one heart at a time.