The Mend a Heart Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. The organization has no paid employees; it is run strictly by volunteers. One hundred percent of funds we raise are directed toward initiatives that support our mission of extending and enriching the lives of children born with congenital heart defects.

Each year, the Mend a Heart Foundation selects one or more projects that support our mission of extending and enriching the lives of children born with congenital heart defects.

Our success depends on the generosity of others. When choosing where to do business, please remember our sponsors and thank them for their support of Mend a Heart. If you're interested in being a sponsor, please call (773) 909-5214 or email info@mendaheart.org.

Every 15 minutes a child is born in the United States with a congenital heart defect. Heart defects are the most common type of birth defect, and their cause is unknown. Visit our photo gallery to see pictures of some resilient heart kids.

Every 15 minutes a child is born with a congenital heart defect.

Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defects.

Source: March of Dimes

One of our Heart Kids

Nearly one in 100 babies born in the United States is born with a heart defect.

Source: March of Dimes

In the United States, about 1.4 million children and adults live with congenital heart defects.

Source: March of Dimes

One of our Heart Kids

Today there is no known cure for congenital heart defects.

Each week, sudden cardiac death claims the lives of more than 60 young adults in the United States.

Source: Young Hearts for Life

One of our Heart Kids

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Some of our kids