For Release: February 10, 2011
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 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)
Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford at its center, is the Bay Area’s largest health care system exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers. Our network of care includes more than 65 locations across Northern California and more than 85 locations in the U.S. Western region. Along with Stanford Health Care and the Stanford School of Medicine, we are part of Stanford Medicine, an ecosystem harnessing the potential of biomedicine through collaborative research, education, and clinical care to improve health outcomes around the world. We are a nonprofit organization committed to supporting the community through meaningful outreach programs and services and providing necessary medical care to families, regardless of their ability to pay. Discover more at stanfordchildrens.org.