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 research to improve long-term care and outcomes. 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

Why I Walk for CHD?

Last year over 1,500 people walked with us to raise CHD awareness and funds at our Annual CHD Awareness Walk. Each one of those people had their own personal reason for walking. Over 1,500 reasons. We want to know WHY YOU WALK! (more…)

12th Annual CHD Awareness Walk

Join us for our 12th Annual CHD Awareness Walk on Sunday, September 29th!

A Wonderful Day at Van Saun Park

We want to thank all of the families who joined us on Saturday, May 18th at Van Saun Park. It was an absolutely wonderful day! The CHD Coalition united over 100 individuals from our CHD community to socialize and enjoy family activities. Parents were able to meet other Heart Families, while the children had fun at the Bergen County Zoo and train ride. Everyone had a great time! (more…)

Half a MILLION raised for CHD Research!

The Mission of the CHD Coalition is to raise awareness and funds to support lifesaving congenital heart defect research. In the past ten years the CHD Coalition has granted over half a million dollars to innovative research led by progressive hospitals from across the United States. (more…)

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


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

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