Events and Activities

IHH holds events and activities throughout the year where families can come together to learn, celebrate, and support one another.

2017 Events Calendar

February 7-14: CHD Week

February 17: BYU Hockey Game

May 19th: Heart to Heart Luncheon

June 3rd: Family Picnic

TBA: Guy's Night Out

July 29th: Geek'd Out 5K to benefit IHH
August 11-12: Family Heart Camp

September 9: Walk for Healing Hearts

October (exact date TBD): IHH Birthday Party and Board Meeting

November 4th: (new event!) IHH 10th Anniversary Gala!

CHD Week, February 7-14

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week is February 7-14 each year.  It is an opportunity to show appreciation to the doctors and nurses at Primary Children's Medical Center who care for our kids. IHH also does outreach and public education about CHD's at the hospital throughout the week.


To recognize the amazing medical professionals who care for our children, IHH delivers heart shaped pizzas to the cardiology clinic and cardiothorasic surgery teams, and cookies for the nurses. 

Parents, kids and siblings come together for food and fun getting to know one another. It's a great time to put faces with names of the people you have met online.

Heart 2 Heart: Women Affected by CHD

The Heart 2 Heart luncheon (formerly Heart Mom Dinner) has become a favorite event, where women (Heart Mom's and Adults with CHD) can come together and renew friendships forged through difficult times and enjoy a special sisterhood.

The second week of August is Family Heart Camp held at Camp Wapiti (owned by the Elks Association) near Tooele.  Families stay in tents and cabins, enjoy the swimming pool and playground, a movie under the stars, and a medical forum on Saturday morning for parents while the kids enjoy other fun activities. It's a memorable weekend for all.

Guy's Night Out: Men Affected by CHD

Once a year we have an activity just for the guys. This includes fathers of children and angels, as well as adult men with CHD.  IHH provides dinner at a local restaurant and an opportunity for the men to come together and share their thoughts and experiences.  

The Walk for Healing Hearts brings together IHH families and their loved ones to raise money and awareness and walk in honor of our Heart Heroes.  A breakfast, silent auction, and butterfly release Angel Ceremony are also traditionally part of the morning. 

Please let us know if you would like to donate items for the Silent Auction (Gift Cards, Toys, Passes, Sport Equipment, etc) anytime throughout the year.  Businesses can also become a sponsor for IHH and get their logo on our Walk t-shirts.