Northwestern University Dance Marathon’s 2011 primary beneficiary will be the Children’s Heart Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing support and awareness to children and families affected by congenital heart defects.
Since its incorporation in 1996, the Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF) has directed $3.6 million to 37 research projects dedicated to the most common birth defect.
NUDM selected CHF, who was NUDM’s primary beneficiary in 1999, in hopes of making “a direct impact on both children affected by congenital heart defects and their families through the organization’s support programs,” said Catrina Miksis, Executive Co-Chair of Dance Marathon 2011, in a press release.
Evanston Community Foundation will be the secondary beneficiary for the fourteenth consecutive year.
More information can be found on NUDM’s press release.