Beats and Rhythms was established and incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit organization in 2002. This was accomplished under the direction of Brenda Corsaro, mother of a child with congenital heart disease. She began the organization with an emphasis on support and education for teens and their families. In 2008, another mother of a child with CHD, Michelle Jones, spear headed the organization and implemented the first camp designed for children with CHD in the area. Now Beats and Rhythms Cardiac Camp is an annual event.
Since its inception, Beats and Rhythms has been an organization completely led by volunteers. All donations and proceeds from fundraising are used to directly serve our patients and families.
Our Vision and Values
Beats and Rhythms Inc. is a support network for children and families affected by Congenital Heart Disease. Through summer camp and organized support groups, children and families can build meaningful relationships. Our goal is to create a strong community of people that will connect and share their vision of growing up with similar experiences. We want to make a difference in the world of Congenital Heart Disease, with awareness, support, and a positive attitude.
Connect families through support networks with the intention to create a positive community.
Promote a culture where children with Congenital Heart Disease are able to achieve physiologic and social wellness. Our focus is on what they can do instead of what they cannot.
Create awareness of Congenital Heart Disease in the Inland Northwest.
What We Value
We want to have a far-reaching and positive impact on the population of families that are affected by Congenital Heart Disease in the Inland Northwest.