The HEARTest Yard

Supporting families of children with congenital heart disease treated at Levine Children’s Hospital.

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Receiving Hope

Providing hospitals, doctors and scholars resources to better the lives of those affected by cancer.

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HEARTest Yard + Showmars 5K

It is with great privilege that the HEARTest Yard Program and Showmars Restaurants join forces to host the sixth annual HEARTest Yard + Showmars 5K! With a like-minded mission to support Levine Children’s Hospital, we’ve teamed up to maximize our impact and fundraising potential to meet the needs of and care for as many children affected by congenital heart diseases and disorders as possible.

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Spring 2023 Internship

We're looking for a college intern to join our HEARTest Yard team for the Spring 2023 semester. Follow this link for more information and how to apply. This is an unpaid, part-time position located in the Charlotte, NC area.

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Looking for ways to get plugged in?

Well, we are so grateful to have many local partners who have chosen to lift up our Foundation this month. Check out all the February events and activations below to get started!

Rock your "Halve A Heart" merch by Sportiqe!

With the cold winter weather, our hoodies will keep you warm and festive all month long. During the month of February, for every purchase of an "Olsen hoodie" Sportiqe will donate a percentage of sales back to support The HEARTest Yard. Be sure to follow and tag us on social media so we can see you sporting your favorite HEARTest Yard gear!

Visit our merch page to shop now.

Order Valentine's Day treats from Babe & Butcher!

February 1 - 14, Babe & Butcher will donate $2 from every box and $5 from every board sold back to the HEARTest Yard.

Visit their website to order yours today!

Visit Toska Spa in SouthPark

Visit Toska Spa in SouthPark to participate in their "Hearts for Hearts" campaign! February 1 - 14, customers are invited to purchase a pin-up heart by making a donation to The HEARTest Yard.

Visit their website or give them a call to book your next massage or facial.

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Want an autographed jersey or football?

From February 1 - 14, The HEARTest Yard has teamed up with the NFL and another awesome charity partner, Don't Forget Morgan, to raise awareness and funds for rare diseases. You can bid on tons of cool signed gear through the NFL Auction. All proceeds will benefit The HEARTest Yard and Don't Forget Morgan.

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Still need a Valentine's Day gift for that special someone?

Shop Kendra Scott at SouthPark Mall in-store, online, or over the phone February 7-8 and Kendra Scott will donate 20% of sales back to The HEARTest Yard!

Visit their website to start shopping now!
Or call the store at 704-837-7689 from February 7-8. More details to come!

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Join us for an evening of “Hoppy Hearts” at Divine Barrel Brewing on February 17th!

From 5-8pm, grab a can of specially-brewed Here Wit Heart beer, enjoy local food trucks, and shop our HEARTest Yard merch pop-up shop! Free admission.

Looking for a unique date night experience?

Enjoy "Date Night at Hilliard Studio Method" on February 24th at 6:30pm!

Cost is $88 per couple, all proceeds will be donated to The HEARTest Yard. Visit their website to learn more about this awesome local fitness studio. Members sign up on Mindbody.

February 13 – Big Game Watch Party

Hosted by Divine Barrel Brewing! Starting at 5pm, enjoy hot dogs and burgers while you watch the biggest game of the year! $5 suggested cash donation for SB Squares will support The HEARTest Yard.

February 14 - National Donor Day

Not only is February 14th Valentine's Day, but it's also "National Donor Day"! Today we celebrate those we love and spread awareness and education about organ donation.


Terry Family

"We are so grateful for everything
the Heartest Yard does for the heart community! Thank you!"

A Word From One of Our Families

The Heartest Yard is not just a foundation to help heart families but it is a community. A community of heart warriors, parents, caregivers, nurses, doctors, advocates and friends. The Heartest Yard not only helped us by providing nursing care when we brought Anderson home after his first surgery but it provided us with a community of support to help us through our struggles.

We have made lasting relationships with nurses, doctors and other heart families that have been our strength for getting through the tough times. Leaning on friends who have been in the same situations helps to see there are brighter days ahead and we would not have made some of those friends without our connection to The Heartest Yard.

We are forever grateful and will always continue to support and give back so that other families going through what we went through can find solidarity.

-- The Terry Family

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