LAS VEGAS – July 8, 2014 – Children’s Heart Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Nevada children with heart problems, hosts their 10th Annual Camp Mend-a-Heart Thursday, August 14 through Sunday, August 17 at Torino Ranch in Southern Nevada. The camp offers children who are born with or have developed heart problems the opportunity to forge relationships, attain hope and build memories.
Camp Mend-a-Heart is a cost-free, medically supervised camp for children ages 7-18 living in Nevada who are born with or have developed a heart condition. Camp Mend-a-Heart gives children a traditional summer camp experience with sports, arts & crafts, water games and many other recreational activities and programs. Camp Mend-a-Heart is staffed by volunteer counselors, nurses and physicians who give from their hearts to help these extraordinary children. Many of our counselors are past campers who have grown out of the age cap, but still want to participate in the camp experience.
Camp Mend-a-Heart was founded by Lyn Acebo, a concerned heart parent and board member of Children’s Heart Foundation. She wanted to send her daughter to heart camp, but was concerned about sending her to a location outside of Nevada due to the fragile state of her heart condition. Acebo saw the importance of having her child bond with other heart kids located within their community, allowing them to establish a network of support and understanding. After bringing other concerned parents and doctors together, Camp Mend-a-Heart was born.
Children’s Heart Foundation is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children with heart conditions. We empower heart families through emotional, education and financial support. The Foundation has four main goals: to provide a carefree camp experience for children with heart conditions; to educate healthcare professionals and the general public on pediatric cardiology issues; to lend support to families as they deal with the emotional and financial toll exacted by a child’s heart problems; to support research in the area of pediatric cardiology. Children’s Heart Foundation was founded in 2001 through the compassionate efforts of local pediatric cardiologists and concerned families of children with heart problems. Children’s Heart Foundation is located at 3006 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 690, Las Vegas, NV 89109. For more information on Children’s Heart Foundation, please call (702) 967-3522 or visit www.chfn.org.