2014 Chicago Urban Race for CHD Research
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us in our second year of experiencing the excitement and thrills of a Chicago version of the Amazing Race that is one part trivial pursuit and one part urban adventure--all to raise funds and awareness for congenital heart defects (CHD) research.
In this urban scavenger hunt, teams of 2-4 individuals band together to use clues that lead them to various destinations throughout the city to perform a task or challenge while navigating the lively streets and neighborhoods of The Windy City on foot or via public transportation. Teams will each get a list of 10 challenges and each will be different and could be a puzzle, a physical task, or a scavenger hunt. The goal is to be the first team to complete at least 9 of the 10 tasks with the first three teams to do so receiving a prize (and bragging rights, of course!). Participants are allowed to bring and use items including cell phone/smartphone, laptop, tablets, GPS, etc. with the only stipulation that they can only walk, run or use public transportation during the race.
We are proud to bring you the Chicago Urban Race in its second year by partnering again with California-based CitySolve Urban Race. 100% of all proceeds from this event benefit the Illinois Chapter of The Children's Heart Foundation to fund the most promising CHD research.
Want to learn more about the Chicago Urban Race?
Visit our website at www.ChicagoUrbanRace.com.
The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF) is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to fund the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of congenital heart defects (CHD). As the country’s leading organization solely committed to CHD research funding, CHF dedicates itself to bringing health, hope and happiness to children and families impacted by a CHD.
In the U.S., a child is born with a CHD every 15 minutes. Children undergo surgeries and sadly, some die every day from CHDs. Since its founding in June 1996 to 2012, CHF has funded over $5.3 million toward 52 revolutionary and life-saving basic science, translational, and clinical CHD research at leading research centers across the United States and Canada.
We need to understand what causes CHDs, how to prevent them, and how to detect and diagnose CHDs as early as possible. While much progress has been made, we need your support to help develop new treatments for CHDs so that children undergo fewer invasive surgeries and to improve the long-term prognosis for children with CHDs.
Since its inception, CHF has published and distributed 35,000 English and 3,000 Spanish copies of It’s My Heart, a patient and parent resource book on CHDs and has established 13 State Chapters with volunteers in many U.S. states.