Happy Heart Festival / Symposium

2nd Annual Happy Heart Festival February 2, 2019!

Reservations are now closed - please contact kristina@campdelcorazon.org with any questions or issues.

Volunteers! Please check in at 9:30am - thank you!


This event is *rain or shine*

2nd Annual Happy Heart Festival
Presented by: Edwards Lifesciences Foundation & Camp del Corazon
A day of fun, food, and heart education for the entire family!

Saturday February 2, 2019

Everyone is invited to participate - campers (old, new, prospective), camper families & friends, CHD families, counselors, doctors, and nurses. Join us for a day of games, heart valve technology, heart health education, crafts, food, and fun!

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 11:00am - 3:00pm
Where: Edwards Lifesciences Headquarters, One Edwards Way, Irvine CA 92614

Open to all ages, kids and adults! Featuring Special Guest Speakers & Presentations

Heart Valve Manufacturing Tour
Hands-On Activities, Games & Crafts
Heart Health Educational Sessions

Key Note Speaker:
Jennifer Page - The inspirational and entertaining mother of Mini Darth Vader, describes her family's journey through the health care system. Her son, best known for his role as Darth Vader in the Volkswagen Super Bowl ad, was born with a congenital heart defect necessitating eight major surgeries before age 8. 
Her transformative health care journey has been heartfelt, eye-opening and sometimes harrowing. Jennifer will share her many experiences with you to help you better understand, identify and address many of the major challenges facing health care consumers today.

Speakers (stay tuned for regular announcements!)

Dr. Juan C. Alejos, Pediatric Cardiologist, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital - Heart Replacement Therapy
Dr. Kevin Shannon, Pediatric Cardiologist, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital
Dr. Jamil Aboulhosn, Adult Congenital Cardiologist, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Dr. Glen Van Arsdell, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, UCLA

Dr. Evan Zahn, Interventional Pediatric Cardiologist, Cedars-Sinai
Dr. Joseph Wu, Department of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center

Dr. Zahra Ezzat-Zadeh, PhD, RDN, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition - The Heart Healing Power of Nutrition
David Highfill, LCSW - Clinical Social Worker, Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center
Danielle Edwards MA, MS, LEP - Program Specialist II for Simi Valley Unified School District - Navigating IEP's, Special Education, and School for your Child
Mary M. Canobbio, RN, MN, FAAN - UCLA Adolescent/Young Adult CHD Program, Ahmanson/UCLA ACHD Program
Adult CHD Panel: Roslyn Rivera RN, Carrlee McGuire RN, Amanda Remos, Lauren Etheridge 

Hopeful Hearts
Adult Congenital Heart Association
Mended Hearts

About Edwards Lifesciences: While you may not know Edwards Lifesciences by name, you likely know about their lifesaving technology. Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused innovations treating heart valve disease that help patients live longer, healthier and more productive lives. Edwards has also been a longtime partner to Camp del Corazon – they help make camp possible! And now they are offering this amazing opportunity for Camp del Corazon, our friends and partners to come together as a heart community to learn, connect and have fun at their headquarters. There is only a small reservation charge of $5 for any of our families, volunteers, or other CHD families to attend this special event - which includes, parking, lunch, presentations, and all activities. 

We look forward to seeing you there!
*This event will be rain or shine* 


Click here for photos from the 2019 Festival!

Thank you to everyone for an amazing day!

A video from one of our generous sponsors

Platinum Sponsors



Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Peter Shin, Edwards Lifesciences
Timothy Farmer, 
Edwards Lifesciences
Neil Delaney, 
Edwards Lifesciences
Tenley Koepnick

Attention Edwards Lifesciences Donors and Sponsors!
Click HERE to see our sponsorship levels or to donate 


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