About the Superhero Heart Run
The Superhero Heart Run is the nation’s first superhero-themed family-friendly fun run specifically committed to raising awareness, support, and funding for kids and families affected by congenital heart defects (CHD). Heart Heroes, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated providing superhero capes to kids born with congenital heart defects, is continuing their nationwide 5K and 2K walk/run to raise widespread awareness and support for Heart Heroes across the country.
Since its launch in Omaha, Nebraska in 2013, the SuperheroHeart Run has brought thousands of people together to run and walk next to Heart Heroes in their community, all the while they’re adorning their superhero costumes and capes! And now, people are suiting up in their superhero gear all across the country (and world!) to create the most highly-visible event that has ever existed for CHD awareness. Heart Heroes is actively partnering with national and local CHD organizations to act in a collaborative effort to bring about participation in this event.
The Superhero Heart Run expanded from three runs in 2014 (Omaha, NE, Kearney, NE and Des Moines, IA) to six locations in 2015 – Houston, TX, Denver, CO, and Knoxville, TN. This year, we’re excited to add new locations to our lineup!!
Your participation will help raise much-needed awareness for CHD. WHY IS AWARENESS FOR CHD SO IMPORTANT?
Congenital Heart Defects affect 1 in every 100 babies.
CHD is the most common birth defect worldwide.
More than 40,000 babies are born with CHD each year in the US alone.
Critical life-saving research projects are severely underfunded.
There is NO CURE and no known cause for CHD.
CHD is a life-long medical condition. The life-saving surgeries many Heart Heroes undergo are not a cure for their heart defects.
Many kids born with CHD will undergo multiple open-heart surgeries and cardiac procedures to maintain their heart health.
Heart Heroes is working collaboratively with other CHD-focused organizations to jointly offer the Superhero Heart Run on a broader scale across the nation! These partnerships include Mended Little Hearts, Saving Little Hearts, Help-A-Heart and Children’s Heart Foundation.
Funds raised at the Superhero Heart Run will be used to provide support events and activities in local communities, funding for research and education, and superhero capes to CHD kids across the nation through the Heart Hero Cape Program.
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SUPER GREEN Initiative
Heart Heroes, Inc. and Superhero Heart Run are committed to implementing sustainability practices at each event. Please visit our SUPER GREEN page to learn more about being SUPER GREEN at the Superhero Heart Run!