Old – Our Cause

Our charity of choice for this event is the Children’s Heart Foundation.  The Children’s Heart Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that funds the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of congenital heart defects.

The Children’s Heart Foundation is the only organization that was created to exclusively fund congenital heart defect research.  Each year approximately 40,000 babies are born in the United States with a congenital heart defect. Thousands of them will not reach their first birthday and thousands more die before they reach adulthood.  91,000 life years are lost each year in this country due to congenital heart defects.  In the last decade death rates for congenital heart defects have declined by almost 30% due to advances made through research.

We hope that this year’s race will not only raise funds for the CHF, but will also: raise awareness of congenital heart disease for those in and around DuPage County, be an enjoyable event that encourages healthy lifestyle choices among our own community, and provide a wholesome networking event for Chicagoland real estate professionals.

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