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      April 27, 2013

      Saturday  12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

      322 E Illinios
      Chicago, Illinois 60614

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      Chicago Urban Race for CHD Research 2013

      The Chicago Urban Race for CHD Research is an exciting day of teams experiencing the thrills of an Amazing Race mixed with one part trivial pursuit and one part urban road race--all to raise funds and awareness for congenital heart defects (CHF) research.

      Teams of 2-4 individuals will band together to solve clever clues and to face fun challenges, all while navigating the lively streets and neighborhoods of The Windy City on foot or via public transportation. Teams will each get a list of 10 challenges, with some mandatory and others optional. Each challenge will be different and could be a puzzle, a physical task, or a scavenger hunt. The goal is to be the first team to complete at least 9 of the 10 tasks with the first three teams to do so receiving a prize. Participants are allowed to bring anything they want to the race including cell phone, laptop, tablets, GPS, etc. with the only race stipulation that they can only walk, run or use public transportation during the race.

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      The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF) is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to fund the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of congenital heart defects (CHD).  As the country’s leading organization solely committed to CHD research funding, CHF dedicates itself to bringing health, hope and happiness to children and families impacted by a CHD.

      In the U.S., a child is born with a CHD every 15 minutes.  Children undergo surgeries and sadly, some die every day from CHDs.  Since its founding in June 1996 to the present, CHF has funded $5 million in vital, life-saving basic science, translational, and clinical CHD research, which includes over $800,000 in 2011, at leading research centers across the United States and Canada. 

      We need to understand what causes CHDs, how to prevent them, and how to detect and diagnose CHDs as early as possible.  While much progress has been made, we need your support to help develop new treatments for CHDs so that children undergo fewer invasive surgeries and to improve the long-term prognosis for children with CHDs.

      Since its inception, CHF has published and distributed 35,000 English and 3,000 Spanish copies of It’s My Heart, a patient and parent resource book on CHDs and has established nine Chapters with volunteers in many U.S. states.

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