Heart on Your Sleeve

This social media campaign is a great way to get everyone you know involved in raising awareness about CHDs.  Get your family and friends involved and let’s see how big we can make this!


Here's what you do:

Wear a heart on your sleeve during Congenital Heart Defect Awareness week February 7th – 14th.  It could be a sticker, paper heart pinned on, felt heart, etc.  You can get as creative as you would like or keep it simple. Ideas include having your heart hero’s name or picture on your heart.

Take a picture each day of the week and post it to your social media (facebook, twitter, instagram, etc) with the hashtags #hearts4chd and #ihhearts. Explain in your post why you're wearing the heart and invite others to join you.  Encourage your family, friends, casual acquaintances, or even someone you just met to participate!  It’s all for the cause of awareness.


When you're out and about and people ask about the heart, tell them about CHD's and direct them to ihhearts.org for info about CHD awareness and how to donate toward the cause. Below you will also find fact sheets for you to print and hand out if you should choose to do so.

We'd love to see you all participating! Let's raise awareness!!! Remember to use the hashtags   #hearts4chd and #ihhearts so we can see all your lovely hearts!

Donations can be made by using the PayPal donations button below.

Links, Facts, Printables, and User Icons

CHD Facts

CHD Printables

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