About the Congenital Heart Walk

Event Name: 2017 West Michigan Congenital Heart Walk
When: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Where: Mayors Riverfront Park, 251 Mills St, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Time: Registration opens at 8:30 AM | Walk kicks off at 10:00 AM

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Additional Event Information

Family-friendly games, entertainment, music, and light breakfast followed by an approximate 1.4 mile walk in honor and memory of all those affected by CHD ! More details forthcoming. 


Andy Pepper West Michigan

Event Emcee and Spokesman, Andy Pepper, Sports Director from News Channel 3.  
"I am honored to be involved with the West Michigan Congenital Heart Walk. My wife Melanie and I have two young children and we are eager to do whatever we can to not only help raise awareness of Congenital Heart Defects, but also to raise funds towards research and education of CHD’s." 


Honorary Doctor:

Dr. Loker West Michigan

James L. Loker, MD, FAAP, FACC
Pediatric Cardiology, Bronson Healthcare 

Honorary Nurse:

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Lisa M Cole, BSN, RN

"I am humbled and grateful to be the 2017 Honorary Nurse for the West Michigan Congenital Heart Walk. The Congenital Heart Walk is important in raising awareness in our community and around the world. Education and preventative health maintenance is essential for our adults with congenital heart disease. I participate in this walk, not only for my adult son with CHD, I do this for all the adults I have the privilege to know and care for at the HDVCH Spectrum Health Congenital Heart Center. Thank you for this honor!"


Contact Us

ATTN: National Office
3300 Henry Ave
Suite 112
Philadelphia, PA 19129



For additional information, please contact the National Walk Office at info@congenitalheartwalk.org or 855-CHD-WALK

About Congenital Heart Walk
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 $8 million in total. For more information visit, www.congenitalheartwalk.org.

About The Children's Heart Foundation
Motivated by the needs of our children, 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. We accomplish this goal by funding the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of congenital heart defects. For more information about CHF, please visit www.childrensheartfoundation.org.

About the Adult Congenital Heart Association
The mission of the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) is to improve and extend the lives of the millions born with heart defects through education, advocacy, and the promotion of research. For more information about ACHA, please visit www.achaheart.org.