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 at its core, is the Bay Area’s largest health care enterprise exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers. As the top-ranked children’s hospital in Northern California, and one of just 11 nationwide to be named on the 2016-17 U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll, Packard Children’s Hospital is a leader in world-class, nurturing care and extraordinary outcomes in every pediatric and obstetric specialty. Stanford Children’s Health offers care ranging from the routine to rare, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Together with Stanford Medicine physicians, nurses, and staff, Stanford Children’s Health can be accessed through partnerships, collaborations, outreach, specialty clinics and primary care practices at more than 60 locations across Northern California and 100 locations in the U.S. western region. As a non-profit, Stanford Children’s Health is committed to supporting the community – from caring for uninsured or underinsured kids, homeless teens and pregnant moms, to training the next generation of doctors and medical professionals. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in 2016, Stanford Children’s Health looks forward to the fall 2017 debut of its expanded pediatric and obstetric hospital campus. Discover more at stanfordchildrens.org and on the Healthier, Happy Lives blog. Join Stanford Children’s Health on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.