Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance

Meet Penelope - New Children's Book and Activity

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Illustration of Penelope


The Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance is thrilled to announce the launch of a children's book "Penelope goes for her heart checkup".

Follow Penelope - a young girl - as she travels to the hospital for her ‘heart checkup’ with her Heart Team in this beautifully illustrated book for children ages 5-8. 

To learn more and download the book visit

KIDS ACTIVITY ALERT!!!  To be a part of Penelope's journey, download the colouring page below. Colour Penelope and her Heart Team and take a pic of the completed colouring page, tag us @cchaforlife on your post on social media and use the hashtag #CCHAheartcheckup. You can also scan and email the completed page to Submit by Feb 26, 2021 to be entered into a draw (3 draws for children ages 2-5/6-9/10-12).

PDF icon Download HEART MONTH COLOURING ACTIVITY_Penelope.pdf (328.94 KB)



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Check out how congenital heart disease stacks up against better recognized diseases in Canada! So many affected and so little awareness and funding! Get involved with CCHA, donate, and spread the word about the growing population of of "survivors" so that we can get the care and support we need to live long, healthy lives!


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