Imagine being able to hold your baby’s heart in the palm of your hand. The Heart Center’s Cardiac 3D Print Lab produces near exact replicas to do just that, and its one way the Heart Effect group makes a difference. Heart Effect offers advocacy for patients and philanthropic support for the lifesaving work done at the Phoenix Children’s Heart Center. Through community events, family support, fundraising efforts and community partnerships, Heart Effect bolsters awareness and helps fund investments into technology and expertise.
Congenital Heart Defects are the most common of birth defects, affecting nearly 1 out of every 110 babies. However, with early detection and careful newborn screening, the outcome for children affected can be changed. Some 500 surgeries are performed each year to correct newborn and pediatric cardiovascular problems here, including heart transplants. Donate now to help make a profound impact on the heart health of our youngest citizens. Annual Heart Effect memberships are $200 for individuals or married couples, but donations of all amounts help support this group’s mission.