Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect in the United States. One in every 110 children are born with a CHD. About 1 in every 4 children born with a congenital heart defect has a critical CHD. Comparatively, congenital heart disease claims 60 times more victims each year than all childhood cancers combined, yet has the least amount of funding out of all childhood diseases. The prevalence of congenital heart disease continues to climb, but definitive causes of the disease are unknown. Even scarier- there is no cure. This is largely due to the lack of funding for medical research and lack of public awareness concerning the severity of this disease.
Want to hear something amazing? Advancements made through research over the last decade have decreased death rates associated with CHD by 30%. Can you imagine the lives that could be saved if congenital heart disease research actually received appropriate funding? The Children's Heart Foundation, Mended Little Hearts, and many other nonprofit organizations make it their mission to raise money to support CHD research and improve the quality of life for children battling congenital heart disease. These organizations contribute significantly to the amount of funding that currently exists for CHD research and are diligently searching for answers. We need answers to keep our children safe and healthy. Because of the incredible work done by these organizations, Heart & Vine Boutique donates a percentage of sales each month to nonprofit organizations funding CHD research. We, also, contribute to the development of care packages for families with hospitalized children battling the vicious disease.
Our mission is to increase awareness and funding of congenital heart disease medical research in order to improve the quality of life for children who are battling CHD.