Superhero Heart Run Flies Into The Mile-High City

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DENVER, CO (October 11, 2017) – Superheroes of all ages are invited to “Save the Day for Congenital Heart Defects” at the Superhero Heart Run on Sunday, October 29, 2017! Heart Heroes, Inc. and Pediatric Congenital Heart Association of Colorado are proud to bring this event back to Cherry Creek State Park (4201 S. Parker Rd, Aurora, CO 80014) for the third annual event. The Superhero Heart Run – Denver is a family-friendly, 5K/2K fun run/walk raising awareness for Congenital Heart Defects (CHD). Last year’s run welcomed over 400 caped participants and raised nearly $20,000 for CHD!

“Congenital Heart Defects are the most common of all birth defects worldwide, affecting about 1 out of every 100 babies born. Still very few people know it even exists,” states Margaret Keller, Superhero Heart Run National Program Director. “The Superhero Heart Run is a nationwide movement to create awareness for CHD. More importantly, it is an opportunity to unite the CHD community so the children and families affected by CHD can celebrate their incredible journeys of life!”

This year’s event begins at 12:00 p.m. with registration and family fun activities. The 2K and 5K begin at 2:00 p.m. Each registrant receives an official Superhero Heart Run Cape with their online registration. Teams are also encouraged to fundraise for CHD awareness and support by creating a team. Superhero costumes of all varieties are encouraged! Participants can sign-up for the event at through October 27. Walk-up registration available at the event (capes provided as available), starting at 12:00 p.m.

Heart Heroes, Inc is a 501©3 non-profit organization created in 2009 by moms wanting to empower children who battle with the challenges of CHD. They believe that each of these children is a superhero, or “Heart Hero”, and provide CHD children with a free custom superhero cape. Heart Heroes has been featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams as well as the Huffington Post.

Pediatric Congenital Heart Association- Colorado has a mission to “Conquer Congenital Heart Disease”. They accomplish this through collaboration with patients, parents providers and partner organizations to improve quality and outcomes through CHD education, support, research and awareness. The PCHA-CO chapter provides Conquering CHD kits, care packages offering critical information and a personal connection, to Children’s Hospital of Colorado.

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