Adult Congenital Heart Association to host 20th anniversary gala


Region – Celebrating 20 years of supporting individuals impacted by congenital heart disease (CHD), the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) will host its Boston Gala on Saturday, October 20, from 6:30 to 10 p.m., at The Verve-Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1360 Worcester St., Natick.

Founded in Boston in 1998, ACHA is the only national nonprofit dedicated solely to the unique needs of the 1.4 million adults who were born with heart defects.

Dolores Edgren of Southborough stated, “Watching my daughter Kim thrive while living with CHD is what every mother wants, and ACHA has been dedicated to making this happen for the past 20 years. This is why it is so important to our family to continue to help raise funds and awareness for those adults living with CHD.”

More than 200 guests from Boston’s corporate, medical, pharmaceutical, and social communities will gather at the gala to celebrate ACHA’s 20 years of lifesaving work. The evening festivities will include an inspiring program with personal stories about living with CHD, along with a reception, dinner, music, and an auction to raise dollars for research.

For more information about the ACHA Boston Gala and to purchase tickets in advance, visit