Get Involved with Children’s HeartLink’s Signature Event


Children’s HeartLink is working to improve access to pediatric heart care in underserved parts of the world, and you can help! Children with heart defects continue to suffer because they do not have access to the heart care they need to survive and thrive. We train thousands of health care professionals in underserved communities to screen, diagnose and treat children with heart disease locally. In 2021, our partner hospitals served 122,000 children with heart defects and performed 8,800 heart surgeries.

Support a world where all children have access to heart care by getting involved in our signature hybrid fundraising event.

2022 Global Gathering
Friday, October 14 

Join our cause! Take action by becoming a volunteer, sponsoring the event or donating to the live or silent auction. Your actions move us closer to a world where more health care providers are trained to provide pediatric cardiac care to children with heart disease. 


Volunteer your time to support with administrative tasks
From writing thank you notes to mailing letters and organizing auction items, lend your support leading up to the event. Various opportunities and time commitments available. 

Become an event intern!
Assist in the planning and implementation of a well-executed global hybrid fundraising event by providing support with everything from event and volunteer coordination to building auction packages! Learn more 

Source and secure silent and live auction items
Every year our auction helps to raise funds to support our lifesaving mission. Whether you’re interested in securing one, five or 20 auction items, we’re seeking volunteers to provide support with creating a one-of-a-kind auction experience. 

Volunteer the night of the event
Do you live in Minnesota? Commit to be a volunteer the evening of the event, which will be held at The Westin Edina Galleria in 2022. Volunteer shifts begin at 4:00 pm and include check-in and check-out, auction support and greeting our guests. 

Interested in one of the above?

Donate an auction item
Minnesotans and the Twin Cities community has been generous over the years with donating items to our silent and live auctions. If you own a business or have a friend who might be interested in donating to our silent auction, we are accepting donations now through Friday, September 23.

Sponsor the Global Gathering
Commit to improving inequities in pediatric heart care by supporting Children’s HeartLink as a sponsor of the Global Gathering. You will reach an audience of difference-makers in pediatric heart care and connect your company to lifesaving work that helps the world achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3).

One of the easiest ways to support Children’s HeartLink is by sharing the work we’re doing with your friends and family. Everyday Children’s Heartlink medical volunteers, partner hospitals and staff are working to improve access to heart care for children around the world. Join our community, engage and share in the conversations happening by following us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Congenital heart disease is the largest noncommunicable disease (NCD) cause of death in people under 30 and a leading cause of infant mortality globally. Learn more about
Congenital Heart Disease Around the World. 

ABOUT Children’s HeartLink
For more than 50 years, Children’s HeartLink has been healing hearts worldwide and making a difference in the lives of children in underserved parts of the world. We train thousands of health care professionals to screen, diagnose and treat children with heart disease at their local hospitals and in their regions. In 2021, our partner hospitals in Brazil, China, India, Malaysia and Vietnam served 122,000 children with heart defects and performed 8,800 heart surgeries. Read more about our 2021 accomplishments.

SUPPORT Children’s HeartLink
As a Minnesota-based tax-exempt NGO with 501-3c nonprofit status, Children’s HeartLink relies 100% on donations and grants from individuals, organizations and foundations to support our mission. Support our work with a donation today!