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 an internationally recognized leader in world-class, nurturing care and extraordinary outcomes in every pediatric and obstetric specialty from the routine to rare, for every child and pregnant woman. Together with our Stanford Medicine physicians, nurses, and staff, we deliver this innovative care and research through partnerships, collaborations, outreach, specialty clinics and primary care practices at more than 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 about our full range of preeminent programs and network of care at stanfordchildrens.org, and on our Healthier, Happy Lives blog. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is the heart of Stanford Children’s Health, and is one of the nation’s top hospitals for the care of children and expectant mothers. For a decade, we have received the highest specialty rankings of any Northern California children’s hospital, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals survey, and are the only hospital in Northern California to receive the national 2013 Leapfrog Group Top Children’s Hospital award for quality and patient care safety. Discover more at stanfordchildrens.org.