The Kids Heart Challenge & American Heart Challenge

Steps and Timeline for Running a KHC or AHC Event

kids having fun in Kids Heart Challenge Fundraiser

Running a Kids Heart Challenge or American Heart Challenge Event

Step 1: Pre-register

  • Talk with your school administration/principal about running a Kids Heart Challenge or American Heart Challenge event.

  • Once your school is on board, register! On the page, select Elementary, Middle or High School and submit your information through the form. An AHA staff person will then contact you to begin the process.

principal of school in hallway
student with microphone

Step 2: Prepare for your event!

  • Your local AHA staff person will contact you to arrange a meeting, get you set up and provide login information for your event Headquarters.

  • About four weeks before the event, your school can hold a kickoff to get students excited, give them information to take home to parents and share details about thank-you gifts/incentives.

Step 3: Event Week – It’s go time!

  • Event week is the time to CELEBRATE your school’s progress! It’s the time to recognize all the great heart-healthy learning and activities that have taken place. It’s the time to be proud of your fundraising and the impact you’ve helped the American Heart Association make.

  • Post pictures and videos on social media to share the amazing work you've done using the hashtags #americanheartassociation and #kidsheartchallenge or #americanheartchallenge!

teacher and students have fun at event

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