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Progressive Adult Cardiac Experience

A community of young adults with heart disease

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! 


Annual Retreat- Our main program is an annual retreat over Memorial Day Weekend - we plan to continue this in-person program in 2023. 

  • See our PACE Retreat FAQ page for more information.

  • 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 PACE 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 calendar below and the PACE Facebook PAGE for upcoming events and opportunities.


Do I qualify?:

  • PACE Applicants must be individuals with CHD between the ages of 18 and 25.

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

    • Communicate your emotional and physical needs  

    • Manage your own medications

    • Complete your own application for the retreat


Get Connected!

Instagram: @PACE.cdc

Flickr: See Photos from 2022 HERE

Retreat 2022 

The PACE Retreat 2022 was held over Memorial Day weekend (May 27th - May 30th 2022)! We planned an in-person program at Camp Bob Waldorf.  

Covid Protocols: Vaccine's were required and we asked that you participants got their Booster if eligible. 

For now, conditions due to the pandemic require us to plan for in-person, while keeping an eye on the trajectory of cases in California, and listening to mandates and advisories from state and local officials. Protocols are subject to change and adjust from year-to-year.


Stay up to date via emails and through social media @pace.cdc.


We hope to be together again in person at Camp Bob Waldorf in 2023! 


PACE Love, 

The PACE Team 

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