Welcome to the CHD Coalition

The Congenital Heart Defect Coalition (CHD Coalition for short) is a national nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to improve the quality of life for children and adults born with heart disease, also known as a congenital heart defect or CHD. There are two critical paths for us to achieve this goal: (1) unite and support the families affected by CHD; and (2) fund medical research to improve long-term care and survival. Wrapping around these two objectives is the need to increase national public awareness of the severity of congenital heart defects. Even though CHD is the #1 birth defect affecting 1 in 100 babies born in the United States, most people have not even heard of it until their family was directly impacted.


While research offers the huge potential for improvement and prevention of heart disease, programs that support the community and hospitals deliver an immediate benefit to the families and children. For this reason, the CHD Coalition is a very unique organization that understands the importance of contributing to both.


We are the largest organization in Northern New Jersey, originally established in 2007, dedicated to reducing the impact of congenital heart disease. But our focus is not limited to NJ. We are continuing to expand into other states so families across the nation can benefit from our mission. Together, we are united to make a change.


News & Events

Pumpkin Painting Party

Let’s kick off the Fall season and celebrate October together while socializing with other Heart Families. Join Us Saturday, October 15th at 11:30 am at Secor Farms. Have fun painting pumpkins and participating in a group hayride! Please RSVP by October 1st! (more…)

2016 CHD Awareness Walk Registration

Registration for the 9th Annual CHD Awareness Walk is now online at events.chdcoalition.org/event/2016walk.

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Joe Girardi

Yankees manager, Joe Girardi, supporting the CHD Coalition with its mission to raise awareness for the #1 birth defect. Thank you for taking the time during one of your public press releases.

Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the 2016 CHD Coalition scholarship winners, Travis Howie and Michael Moroski! We wish them both much success and happiness in their future endeavors! Click to read more about our winners! (more…)

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CHD Coalition, 45 Carey Avenue, Suite 250 #1, Butler, NJ 07405, Phone: (973) 850-6320, Email: info@chdcoalition.org