2018 Greater Philadelphia

Ian's Red Hot Chili Steppers

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Our son Ian was diagnosed with aortic stenosis and a hyperplastic aortic arch when he was 1 day old. He was transferred to New York Presbyterian Hospital where he underwent a 9 hour surgery, at 4 days old, to repair his heart.  He spent the next 2 months in the hospital learning how to breathe on his own. 1 year later he is  happy, healthy and strong.  Ian is going to need one more surgery to repair his bicuspid aortic valve; doctors told us it could be months, years or decades before the next surgery is needed. We are forever grateful to our family, friends, nurses and doctors. We hope to help other children with Ian's condition through research and education. Thanks!


The Congenital Heart Walk is a national fundraising event series benefitting the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) and The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF). We walk to honor and remember the millions who have been impacted by congenital heart disease (CHD).

The Congenital Heart Walk shows the nation how a team of inspired individuals can join together to make a difference. Funds raised will support the missions of both national nonprofit organizations who are uniting to fight CHD! Since 2010, CHW has raised more than $10 million in total. For more information visit, www.congenitalheartwalk.org.

Event Information:
When: Sunday, June 10, 2018
Where: Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Time: Registration - 8:30 AM | Opening Ceremonies - 9:45 AM | Walk Begins - 10:00 AM
What:Family friendly 1 mile route through the Zoo!

note: Due to the
Philadelphia Zoo entry fee, there is a fundraising minimum of $25 per
individual walker attached to this event. If you have not fundraised at least
$25 prior to walk day, there will be a day-of registration cost of $30 per
walker. Children 2 and under are free. The registration cost covers your
entrance fee to the zoo and counts towards your fundraising total.

Parking is
available in the Zoo garage and parking lots for a $16 fee. If you have a zoo membership, parking will be free as usual. We highly encourage
carpools and public transportation.


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