The 3rd Annual Pittsburgh Congenital Heart Walk will take place on June 29, 2014 at the North Park Boathouse. The Congenital Heart Walk (CHW) is the only national event series dedicated to fighting congenital heart disease (CHD). In 2014, more than 50,000 walkers will gather in 28 cities across the U.S. with the goal of raising more than $1.5 million to benefit cutting-edge research, patient programs, and advocacy initiatives. Since 2012 CHW has raised more than $3.2 million in total. CHW is a partnership between the two leading national organizations dedicated to fighting CHD - The Children's Heart Foundation (CHF) and the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA). At the local level, walks are led by committees of passionate volunteers. Congenital heart defects are the #1 birth defect in the U.S. with nearly 1 in 100 babies born with CHDs each year. Despite advances in medicine, 15% of children with CHDs do not live past their 18th birthday. CHD research and programs are severely underfunded. The Congenital Heart Walk aims to correct this problem at the grassroots level - families helping families!