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2017 Little Hearts 21st Annual Picnic

2017 Little Hearts 21st Annual Picnic

Our 21st Annual Picnic was another success! Members from all over came together for a day of celebration! CHD's connect us all and it's an honor to present this year's slideshow of all of our fellow CHD survivors!

2016 Little Hearts 20th Annual Picnic

2016 Little Hearts 20th Annual Picnic

From oldest to youngest, this photo gallery shows all those with a CHD that attended our 20th Annual Picnic. Despite the rainy weather, the day was a complete success with over 200 people from 8 different states! Enjoy the slideshow and we'll see you next year, June 4, 2017!

2015 Little Hearts 19th Annual Picnic "A Day of Special Hearts"

2015 Little Hearts 19th Annual Picnic "A Day of Special Hearts"

Enjoy the slideshow from our 19th Annual Picnic! The photos first go from youngest to oldest CHD survivors, with ages ranging from a couple months to sixty eight years old! Each child/adult has a heart defect, many have the same ones and many have different ones. You will notice first the child's name, their year of birth, and which heart defect they have. This is a beautiful summer day dedicated to the celebration of special hearts everywhere! A big thanks goes out to all of our members and volunteers, this day would not be possible without you.

2014 Little Hearts 18th Annual Picnic "A Day of Celebration"

2014 Little Hearts 18th Annual Picnic "A Day of Celebration"

Many thanks to all of our volunteers - the Baldy, Cameron, Guerin, Panico, Pardee, Porter Families as well as Bill Psolka, Jenn Hauser, Tony Dieli, Kwaby, Liam and Vivian (high school friends of 2014) and our community service volunteers!

We had another great turnout with beautiful weather.

Our 19th annual picnic will be Sunday, June 7, 2015 so save the date!

Enjoy the slideshow of this year's attendees. Photos are by age, oldest to youngest with their first name, date of birth and the CHD they were born with.

2013 Hancock Street Pub Crawl

2013 Hancock Street Pub Crawl

In 2000, a family learned they were expecting a baby with a CHD and found HOPE when going to our website after checking out our "Pictures of Hope".

Their friends immediately asked what they could do to help them after hearing the news. Tom and Jess Maher asked they support and raise money for the organization that gave them HOPE and reassurance during a very stressful time. And, they did.

On October 19th, they held their 12th annual fundraiser. Little did they know when they held their first that they'd be our largest fundraiser!

2013 Little Hearts' 17th Annual Picnic "A Celebration of Special Hearts"

2013 Little Hearts' 17th Annual Picnic "A Celebration of Special Hearts"

Many thanks to all of our volunteers - the Baldy, Cameron, Panico and Pardee Families as well as Julie Schlapfer, Bill Psolka, Jenn & Barbara Hauser, Linda Cordone, and our community service volunteers!

2013 Member CHD Awareness Accomplishments

2012 Hancock Street Pub Crawl

2012 Hancock Street Pub Crawl

Over $38,000 raised for Little Hearts by the Hancock Street Pub Crawl! Once again, they had over 250 "crawlers".

Many thanks to:

The Steering Committee: Kevin Glennon, Heather Sitte, Stephanie Coronesi, Chris Venoto, Victoria Livingston, Kellie Fuller, Cheryl Delaney and Seth Wereska.

Team Captains: Kerri Long, John Garvin, Lisa Abbott, Dennis Abbott, Stephanie Coronesi, Evan West, Fil Pacino, Kellie Fuller, Stacy O'Dowd, Peter Caron, Cheryl Delaney, Erinn Conley, Sarah Waszkiewicz, Tina Donahue, Melissa Willis, Jim Willis, Vicky Livingston, Gary Coe, Heather Sitte, Jenn Marley, Jared Belmarsh, Rickey Roberts, Beth Agius and Annie Ulchak

To the wonderful Maher Family and all the "crawlers"! You're the best!

2012 Little Hearts 16th Annual Picnic "A Celebration of Special Hearts"

2012 Little Hearts 16th Annual Picnic "A Celebration of Special Hearts"

We had 96 members travel from 12 states to our attend our annual picnic this year. We had another great turnout, great weather, fun for the kids and networking for the parents!

This year we had 13 adults born with a CHD who enjoyed meeting heart parents and their kids. One member traveled all the way from California to join us!

It's a day of celebration of our special hearts for the entire family and friends.

This years photos of the "heart-kids" that joined us have been added by diagnosis - starting with ASD and ending with VSD. Contact us if you'd like to connect with any of our members.

Next year's picnic will be on the first Sunday of June, so mark your calendar!

2012 "Give Blood Play Hockey" Fundraiser

"This year we had our most successful Give Blood Play Hockey blood drive at St. George's School. The blood center has had 25 people offer to donate blood for this event and has collected a total of 18 pints of blood. We obtained goodies from the Providence Bruins, The Zambonis, Bagadowe Sports, and J & B Hockey and Sporting Goods for two raffle baskets. We sold tickets for one raffle basket and raised $245.00 for Little Hearts, Inc."

2012 Intermediate North, Toms River Regional School, NJ $5.00 Jeans Dress down Day Fundraiser

Every year, the Intermediate School, Toms River Regional Schools of Tom River, New Jersey holds a Jeans Dress down fundraiser to raise awareness for the #1 Birth Defect as well as raise money to support their favorite support organizations.

2011 Little Hearts 15th Annual Picnic

15th Annual Picnic

We had 111 members travel from 13 states to our attend our 2011 annual picnic. Enjoy photos of our "heart-kids" which are in order of age - oldest to youngest.

2011 Daena's Run Fundraiser for Little Hearts

Annual fundraiser by the Columbia Harley Davidson Group in Connecticut, called "Daena's Run". This year's was Sunday, August 21st raising around $8,000 for Little Hearts!

2011 Hancock Street Pub Crawl Fundraiser for Little Hearts

Hancock Street Pub Crawl, Quincy Massachusetts - Saturday, October 22, 2011. This year was their 10th annual Pub Crawl for Little Hearts raising over $37,000!

2010 Little Hearts 14th Annual Picnic

2009 Little Hearts 13th Annual Picnic

2008 Little Hearts 12th Annual Picnic

2007 Little Hearts 11th Annual Picnic

2006 Little Hearts 10th Annual Picnic

2005 Little Hearts 9th Annual Picnic

2004 Little Hearts 8th Annual Picnic

We had 127 families travel from 13 states joining us this year along with a special guest, Dr. Richard Jonas.

2003 Little Hearts 7th Annual Picnic

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