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Progressive Adult Cardiac Experience

A community of young adults with heart disease


Applications for the P.A.C.E. Retreat are open NOW!

P.A.C.E. Retreat Dates: May 24-27 at Camp Bob Waldorf in Glendale, CA

What is P.A.C.E. ? 

The "Progressive Adult Cardiac Experience" (P.A.C.E.) Program, is designed for young adults with heart disease, ages 18-25 who are looking to…

  • Create a support network with people who face similar challenges in their lives. 

  • Practice leadership skills that will help you make better life choices.

  • Build healthy lifestyle skills to support a healthy body and mind.

  • Enjoy fun and challenging new experiences! 

  • P.A.C.E. is a year-round community. See more below!

Do I qualify?

  • P.A.C.E. Applicants must be individuals with CHD between the ages of 18 and 25.

  • P.A.C.E. is an adult program. As such, participants are expected to be largely independent at P.A.C.E. programs. We expect you are able to;

    • Communicate your emotional and physical needs  

    • Manage your own medications

    • Complete your own application for the retreat


P.A.C.E. Annual Retreat
May 24-27, 2024

Our main program is an annual retreat over Memorial Day Weekend - a glorious weekend filled with life and friendship! We welcome new members into the PACE community, hug old friends and leave with a sense of spirit and hope. Let's keep celebrating each other!

Other P.A.C.E. Social Events

  • P.A.C.E. is a year-round community

    • We have periodical group events, and participate in the Camp del Corazon Family Festival 5k.

    • See the P.A.C.E. Facebook and Instagram pages for upcoming events and opportunities.

  • Annual Campout - October

    • Two nights and three days of camping, bonding, activities and learning about one another!​

    • Location: Locations vary in California

    • Cost: Optional donation of $25 to cover food costs

    • Eligibility: If you’re eligible for P.A.C.E., you’re welcome to the campout! Sometimes, we even welcome P.A.C.E. Alumni to attend. 

  • Book Club

    • Meets on Zoom and all are welcome!

    • Next meeting: Saturday, May 4th, 2024 at 10am PST - check our Instagram for more info!

    • Current book: Sitting Pretty by Rebekah Taussig

  • Pottery making, service projects, rock climbing, roller skating, and more!

Get Connected!



Instagram: @PACE.cdc

Flickr: See Photos from the Retreat HERE

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