Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation, Inc.

A Cause for Today... A Cure for Tomorrow

aka CCF

Tenafly, NJ


The Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) is a national, non-profit organization focused on pediatric cardiomyopathy, a chronic and potentially life-threatening heart disease that can affect children of all ages regardless of gender, ethnicity or socio-economic background. CCF is dedicated to finding causes and cures for pediatric cardiomyopathy through the support of research, education, awareness and advocacy.

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Principal Officer

Ms. Lisa W. Yue

Main Address

P.O. Box 547

Tenafly, NJ 07670 USA


cardiomyopathy, pediatrics, children, genetic disorders, medical research, heart disease, congenital heart defect





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Pediatrics (G98)

Heart and Circulatory System (G43)

Heart and Circulatory (H43)

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CCF Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Research Grant Program

CCF & American Heart Association Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Joint Research Award

Accredited Center of Care Program

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CCF remains committed to accelerating the search for cures through the support of research, education, and increased awareness and advocacy of pediatric cardiomyopathy. While there has been progress, there is still a significant amount of work to do.
CCF will continue to support promising research studies that will improve the management of children with cardiomyopathy and reduce the mortality and transplant rate associated with the disease. Our goal is to work towards a national clinical study to test therapies that address the underlying cause of the disease in the pediatric population.
In terms of patient care, CCF plans to work with top centers across the country to establish a more comprehensive care program. These programs draw upon the collective knowledge and expertise of practitioners from a range of medical disciplines including pediatric cardiologists, heart surgeons, pediatric cardiac nurses and specialists in genetics, psychiatry, neurology, immunology, child life, nutrition, social work and endocrinology.
Because cardiomyopathy is a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in the young, CCF is aiming to introduce awareness programs to the general public and pediatricians so that more at risk children with cardiomyopathy are diagnosed earlier and properly treated by specialists.

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Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation, Inc.

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