We have launhced an entire month of dedicated CHD initiatives including:
Petition for Change
Heart Healthcare Heroes Event
FREE Virtual Sessions
CHD Support Spotlights
When you support Bright Heart Month, you support the ecosystem of our entire CHD community.
Bright Heart Month: Schedule of Events
Feb 1-28: Sign our Petition Demanding Change From The American Heart Association
Alongside families inflicted with CHD, please join Bright Heart Foundation during Bright Heart Month by signing this petition to ask the American Heart Association to implement major changes in their funding so we can strive towards eradicating the #1 cause of children’s deaths. We are asking American Heart Association to advocate for babies and children by demanding more funding including, but not limited to, the following CHD specific initiatives:
1. Pediatric Research Grants
2. Awareness Campaigns
3. Support Groups for the kids, their families, and the healthcare team members
Feb 3-28: Codeword + Bright Heart Foundation Launches New Gear That Comforts You As You Fight For Your Heart Warrior!
Our first-ever capsule collection includes two hats, a sweatshirt, and a baseball tee that can keep you comfy as you rock your baby in the PCICU or do your daily errands. Codeword has pledged a generous percentage of proceeds to help support Bright Heart Foundation’s mission to strengthen heart families, raise CHD awareness, and fight against Congenital Heart Defects. This special preorder is available to purchase from February 1-February 28 so scoop it up for yourself and they make great gifts, too!
Feb 7-28: Sevenly + Bright Heart Foundation: Shop To Support CHD
Sevenly has released new merchandise to support Bright Heart Month. Every heart momma & cardiac care team member will want these pieces to add to their advocacy closet.
Sevenly has pledged a percentage of proceeds from these special pieces to help support Bright Heart Foundation’s mission to strengthen heart families, raise CHD awareness, and fight against Congenital Heart Defects. Shop for our cause all month long!
Feb 13: CHD Virtual Mixer
Bright Heart Foundation will be co-hosting a virtual mixer with our friends and allies Conquering CHD and The Brett Boyer Foundation on Sat, Feb 13 @ 2:00p CT/ 3:00p ET. This will be a fun and interactive opportunity to meet with other CHD families and to learn more about few of the non-profits that stand beside you in fight against CHD every day!
Feb 15: Hockey Has Heart - For Heart Healthcare Heroes
In partnership with the Nashville Predators Foundation, we will be providing 80 meals from Puckett’s for both the inpatient and outpatient care team members of the Pediatric Cardiac Division in honor of our Heart Healthcare Heroes. Hockey Has Heart! Be sure to follow us on social media while we show some love back to the Heart Healthcare Heroes.
Feb 18: FREE Virtual Session About Infant Sleep Training with Moms on Call
Would you love to have more sleep with your baby at home?
Join Bright Heart Foundation on Thurs, Feb 18 @ 12:00p CT/ 1:00p ET as we host a FREE virtual session with the creators of Moms On Call and discuss sleep training and scheduling to help your baby and family THRIVE.
“Every day as pediatric nurses, we took after-hours calls for a busy pediatric practice in Atlanta; meaning if any of the 9,000 patients had a question at night or on weekends, we got paged. For years, we answered questions from concerned parents who, interestingly, were all asking the same things! We decided it was time to give parents a simple, easy-to-follow guide addressing their most common curiosities and concerns.
This has grown into a library of resources including 3 books, 3 video courses, 2 apps and a flourishing network of consultants. Moms on Call is amazed to say that our resources have helped over 500,000 moms and dads across the world parent with confidence as they discover the joys of the first four years.
There are many hearts involved in a family, supporting Bright Heart Foundation gives us an opportunity to ensure the health of every heart involved: mom, dad, siblings and baby. Every heart is valuable.” – Laura and Jennifer, Moms on Call Co-Founders
Disclaimer: This session is being recorded live and will be used in future broadcasting. Sleep training and scheduling programs are not able to be used for every child. You must always consult with your child’s physician and cardiologist before starting any sleep training and scheduling programs. Sleep training and scheduling programs may only be used with children that are deemed healthy enough or cleared for such activities by their doctors. The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images, videos, verbal and non-verbal content, personal comments, personal experiences, and other material contained in this session are for informational purposes only. The purpose of this session is to promote broad consumer understanding and knowledge of various topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice from your cardiologist or doctor, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your cardiologist and physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read or seen on this website or virtual session.
Thursday, February 18 @ 12:00p.m. CT/ 1:00p.m. ET
Feb 16-22: Need A New Sound Machine?
Moms On Call are also offering a special Bright Heart Month promotion of 20% off of their two sound machines to our followers and generously pledged proceeds from each sale from February 16-22 to help support Bright Heart Foundation’s mission to strengthen heart families, raise CHD awareness, and fight against Congenital Heart Defects.
Use Code: BrightHeart20
Feb 1-28: Know A Baby Preds Fan?
Thanks to the generosity of the Nashville Predators Foundation, all proceeds from the sales of Preds CHD Bear WubbaNub will support the Pediatric Cardiac Division at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.
Bright Heart Foundation: Family Update
We know about the journey of a CHD Heart Warrior because we too are on our own journey with our 3 year-old son, Luke. We recently found out that he will be going in for open heart surgery #3 later this year. In his honor, we share this video from 2019. Please enjoy and share LUKE’S STORY!