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Medical Binders

Why do heart families need medical binders? Many heart families have a shared experience of being in the hospital, sometimes hours away from home, to realize a simple procedure has become very complex and a longer hospital stay is necessary. With medical complexity comes pages and pages of information about your heart child’s condition—information about doctors, medications, care …

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I ♥ Golf

In 2014, Angels for Hearts developed I ♥ Golf—a first-of-its-kind annual series of golf clinics, held at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, hosted in partnership and affiliation with The Morton Golf Foundation and The Northern California Institute of Golf for Kids. Golf is recommended for heart kids as a safe sport by pediatric cardiologists. For many …

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Wishes, Wants & Needs

Our “Wishes, Wants & Needs” program provides discretionary funds and responds to requests from Child Life Specialists at regional hospitals for anything pediatric heart patients and their families may wish, want or need while in the hospital. Our ability to provide these items helps relieve parental stress and aids in the child’s recovery.  Here are a few examples:  …

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Villara/DCA Capital Cup 2021

Posted 06/2021: Our own Curt Kaufman, CFO of Angels for Hearts, will once again hit the links in the seventh annual Villara/DCA Capital Cup Golf Tournament September 24-26. Thirty-two executives from the Sacramento region will participate and raise funds for their chosen organizations.   The Villara/DCA Capital Cup adapts the historic Ryder Cup format steeped in tradition—to similarly promote community pride, healthy competition, and …

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Villara/DCA Capital Cup 2020

Tournament Results Updated 02/2021: Our own Curt Kaufman, CFO of Angels for Hearts, hit the links in the sixth annual Villara/DCA Capital Cup Golf Tournament, raising $38,000. Twenty-eight executives from the Sacramento region participated in the event raising over $1.8 million for their chosen organizations.     The Villara/DCA Capital Cup adapts the historic Ryder Cup format steeped in tradition—to …

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Heart Families

Heart families are families who have at least one child with a cardiac issue. Our mission is to bring normalcy to pediatric heart patients “heart kids” ages newborn to 18, both in and out of the hospital. We remind heart kids that first and foremost they are kids before being heart patients.  Heart families have learned since …

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Heart Kids

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 110 children are born with a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD)—the most common birth defect. In comparison, the odds of a child developing cancer by the age of 19 is approximately one in 330. And sadly, more children die from CHD than children with all …

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Kim’s Story

Hi, I’m Kimberly Kaufman. I grew up healthy and attended college. I am a Delta Gamma, I’ve traveled, I have amazing friends, and even more amazing set of parents.   In August 1999, I was living in Sacramento working as a Commercial Escrow Officer. In the middle of the night I was bitten on the foot …

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