PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Valentine’s Day celebrations get started a day early this year.
All around the world, February 7-14 is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, an annual awareness effort to help educate the public about CHD, considered to be the most common birth defect and a leading cause of birth defect-related deaths worldwide. Locally, this Sunday (13), from 2:30-5:00pm at the Lucie Stern Community Center in Palo Alto, over 50 kids and their families impacted by CHD will join for food, games, crafts, and the sharing of some very emotional stories. It’s the 11th annual Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Day Party, hosted by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.
This party is not just a reunion for families with a common, heartfelt bond. It’s also a time of thanks for the phenomenal surgeries and treatments that have allowed these kids to live. The special guest list include patients who have had congenital heart disease surgery in the past year at Packard Children’s, and babies through teens will attend.
Join us for a few pre-Valentine’s Day treats and to meet those for whom every day is a heart day.
Event And Location Info
Lucie Stern Community Center
1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA (map)
About Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Stanford Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford at its core, is the largest Bay Area health care enterprise exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers. Long recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s best, we are a leader in world-class, nurturing care and extraordinary outcomes in every pediatric and obstetric specialty, with care ranging from the routine to rare, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Together with our Stanford Medicine physicians, nurses, and staff, we can be accessed through partnerships, collaborations, outreach, specialty clinics and primary care practices at more than 60 locations in Northern California and 100 locations in the U.S. western region. As a non-profit, we are committed to supporting our community – from caring for uninsured or underinsured kids, homeless teens and pregnant moms, to helping re-establish school nurse positions in local schools. Learn more at stanfordchildrens.org and on our Healthier, Happy Lives blog. You can also discover how we are Building the Hospital of the Future. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.