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American Heart Assocation’s Faces of Heart Fest gives kids with congenital heart defects a chance to play, to share, to be kids together


Heart and stroke survivors of all ages to come to August 12th event; prior registration required by August 5th

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – When you are a child with a congenital heart defect, sometimes all you want to do is forget all the extra doctor visits and just be a kid. When you’re a parent of a CHD child, sometimes you need to talk with others who “get it.”

The American Heart Association’s Faces of Heart Fest gives both of them that chance.

Faces of Heart Fest to be held at the Nashville Zoo August 12th.

Faces of Heart Fest to be held at the Nashville Zoo August 12th.

The Fest is a fun party given by the American Heart Association and sponsored locally by Vanderbilt Heart, for heart and stroke survivors of all ages and their families.

In just a couple of years, the Fest has grown into a major happening, especially for families of children with congenital heart defects in the Middle Tennessee area. Parents of CHD kids relish the chance to get together and share stories with others traveling the same road.

Many of the families already know each other, from time spent together in hospitals while their children were having checkups or procedures, and from informal support gatherings and online groups.

There are always new families to meet, to greet, and to welcome into the special, supportive network of CHD families.

For adult heart and stroke survivors, it’s a time to relax and enjoy, and understand the bond that holds all survivors together.

And the kids – well, they love the chance to just be kids, and play with new friends and old.

Event Information

Faces of Heart Fest
Wednesday, August 12th, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Jungle Terrace at the Nashville Zoo

Advance registration is required, no later than August 5th, at 615.340.4137

Due to space limitations, the event is unable to receive walk-ins.

Faces of Heart Fest to be held at the Nashville Zoo August 12th.




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