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2014-04-03 08:31:22

Seasoned Leader Brings More Than Three Decades of Experience to New Role PHILADELPHIA, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and extending the lives of adults with congenital heart defects (CHD), announced today the appointment of Glenn R. Tringali as its new National Executive Director. Tringali comes to ACHA with more than three decades of extensive experience working with small,...

2013-11-19 23:35:06

CafeGive celebrates #GivingTuesday with a social media-powered holiday card that raises funds for The Children’s Heart Foundation. (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 The countdown to the newest and biggest day of giving is underway. With only two weeks left until #GivingTuesday2013, thousands of organizations around the world are gearing up to give back. GivingTuesday is a new movement that unites businesses, nonprofits, and community organizations in collaborating to create real change in...

2013-11-18 23:01:31

CafeGive celebrates #GivingTuesday with a social media-powered holiday card that raises funds for Children’s Heart Foundation. (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 The countdown to the newest and biggest day of giving is underway. With only two weeks left until #GivingTuesday2013, thousands of organizations around the world are gearing up to give back. GivingTuesday is a new movement that unites businesses, nonprofits, and community organizations in collaborating to create real change in their...

2013-02-01 12:23:35

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The smallest hearts can have some of the biggest problems, as one in 120 babies is born each year with a heart defect. Today, many teenagers and young adults are breaking new ground as survivors of heart defects that were once lethal in infancy. These survivors are inspiring examples of the advances in cardiology research and care, with many treatments and procedures pioneered at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. (Photo:...

2012-03-02 12:03:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately 1.4 million children and adults in the United States are alive today with congenital heart defects. Juliette Faughnan of Newtown, Pa. yesterday joined Yuli Kim, M.D. director of the Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center, a joint program between The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Stephanie Fuller from The Children's Hospital of...

2012-02-02 04:00:00

Celebrate the Smallest Hearts in February Philadelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 Every year, more than a million children worldwide are born with congenital heart disease (CHD), and for over 90 years, physician-scientists at The Children´s Hospital of Philadelphia have pioneered treatments for these children. The many children, teenagers and young adults, who are now breaking new ground as survivors of heart defects that were once lethal in infancy, are inspiring examples of the...

2011-06-09 10:44:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Children's Heart Foundation (ICHF) announced today that Alberto Marzan will be their new Chief Executive Officer. ICHF is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing lifesaving surgical care to children with congenital heart disease around the world. Marzan was previously the CEO of Dominican Gold Coffee where he introduced and opened the U.S. market for premium coffee from the Dominican Republic. Because of his...

2011-02-14 09:29:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than one million children and adults in the U.S. are living today with congenital heart defects and are an incredible example of the power of the advances in surgical and medical care and research efforts. As a family member or friend of a child or adult with a congenital heart defect (CHD), you have an incredible story to share. The Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia celebrates Congenital Heart Disease...

2011-02-07 08:05:00

Survey finds most hospitals, birthing centers do not routinely screen for congenital heart defects CROMWELL, Conn., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only about two out of every 100 babies (1.8 percent) were screened at birth for congenital heart defects (CHDs) because the hospital or birthing center where the baby was born routinely screens all newborns for CHDs -- the number-one birth defect and leading killer of infants and newborns. This is according to a survey just released by...

2010-12-02 00:00:39

Saving Little Hearts Sells Calendars for Children with Congenital Heart Defects Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) December 1, 2010 Bring in the New Year with a calendar benefiting the approximate 40,000 children born with congenital heart defects each year! Just in time for 2011, non-profit philanthropic organization, Saving Little Hearts announced today its 7th annual calendar fundraiser. Each 2011 calendar will be available for $20 plus shipping and handling and will feature hundreds of children who...