The Shocking Facts
1. Heart Disease is the number one
killer of children - it kills nearly twice as
many children as all forms of childhood cancers
2. Congenital heart defects are the number one
cause of death from birth defects during the first year
3. Congenital heart defects are the number one
birth defect. Approximately 40,000 children per year
(1 in 100) are born with a heart defect.
4. Pediatric cancer receives five times more
funding than congenital heart disease.