Children’s Heart Foundation Steps It Up for 2021
with In Person Event, New Date and New Location for 18th Annual Walk with the Heart of a Child
Craig Ranch Regional Park to Host Annual Walk to Benefit Heart Kids in Southern Nevada on May 22
Children’s Heart Foundation makes big moves in 2021 for the 18th Annual Walk with the Heart of a Child. For 2021, the annual family walk marks the first in-person event for the local non-profit organization in more than a year and moves to Craig Ranch Regional Park, giving walkers a true outdoor space to lace up their sneakers, socially distance and get those steps in to support the one in 100 (or 40,000) children in the United States who are born with a congenital heart defect (CHD) each year. These 40,000 annual cases make congenital heart defects the leading cause of illness and death in the first year of life. Aiming to raise both awareness and much need funding to fight what can be a deadly pediatric disease, Children’s Heart Foundation invites all Las Vegans to participate in the 18th Annual Walk with the Heart of a Child on Saturday, May 22 , 2021. This annual fun walk through Craig Ranch Regional Park (628 W. Craig Rd. North Las Vegas) allows participants to walk in celebration or in remembrance of the young lives affected by congenital heart defects throughout the Las Vegas community.
The morning of fun and awareness kicks off at 9 a.m. with registration, check-in, Kids Zone and vendor booths, followed by the opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. with the walk beginning at 9:45 a.m. followed by individual and team awards. Food trucks will be on site for walkers who need sustenance for the event. Food truck items are not included in registration. All COVID safety protocols put forth by the State of Nevada and Clark County, including social distancing while walking and gathering and wearing masks while in groups of individuals not from the same households, will be observed.
Online registration is available at www.chfn.org/walk. Registration is $25 for adults and $15 for active-duty military, students and seniors. Heart families will receive complimentary registration for immediate family members only and the heart child will receive a special event t-shirt designating them as a heart warrior.
Individuals who raise $50 or more will receive wayfarer-style sunglasses and $100 or more will receive an event t-shirt with additional prizes including personal handheld mister ($250 level), roll-up picnic blanket ($500 level), Essos auto pair earbuds with case ($750 level) or family fun corn hole set ($1000 level). All fundraisers who achieve higher levels of money raised will receive the prize at that level and the prizes at lower levels. T-shirts will be provided for those who raise a minimum of $100 by May 14, 2021. Children’s Heart Foundation welcomes Buddy V’s Ristorante, Carlo’s Bake Shop, Children’s Heart Center Nevada, First Foundation Bank, Zoll Life Vest and Intermountain Health Care as a Heart of Gold sponsors for 2021, as well as Sam & Ash, Security National Mortgage, US Anesthesia Partners and Presidio Real Estate Services as Heart of Silver sponsors. Additional sponsorships and vendor booths are available for Walk with the Heart of a Child.
Research, education and family assistance are at the heart of Children’s Heart Foundation’s mission. In the United States, CHD is 60 times more prevalent than childhood cancer, and nearly twice as many children die each year as die from all forms of childhood cancers combined. Research, still grossly underfunded in the field of pediatric cardiology, is the greatest hope for children living with a CHD a chance to live long, healthy lives due to medical and surgical advances and expert care. It is the hope this annual event continues to improve the level of care provided to those impacted by CHD.
About Children’s Heart Foundation
Founded in 2001, the Children’s Heart Foundation is committed to making a difference in the lives of children with heart conditions through empowering families through emotional, educational and financial support leading to a higher quality of life. Children’s Heart Foundation has for main goals: to lend support to families as they deal with the emotional and financial toll exacted by a child’s heart condition, to provide a medically-supervised camp experience for children with heart conditions, to educate healthcare professionals and the general public on pediatric cardiology issues; and to support research in the area of pediatric cardiology. For more information regarding Children’s Heart Foundation, please call (702) 967-3522, visit www.chfn.org, “like” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChildrensHeartFoundation or follow @HeartKidsNV on Instagram or Twitter.