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February is Heart Month

Every February is American Heart Month, but CHD Awareness Week from February 7-14 is when our little Heart Warriors can shine! To share information about the disease, each day during CHD Awareness Week KHT will spotlight a brave Heart Warrior.

See our 2023 CHD Awareness Week Heart Warriors!

Inaugural Bull & Oyster Roast

October 2021

The First Annual KHT Bull & Oyster Roast hosted by Fraser Construction at Oyster Factory Park in Bluffton, South Carolina was a huge success!  This incredible event raised over $19,000 to help provide support and hope for families affected by Congenital Heart Defects/Disease.  

Guests enjoyed an abundance of freshly shucked oysters, barbecue, lots of sides, & live music by Lowcountry Boil Bluegrass Band.

Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, attendees, donors, and everyone whose sponsored an event! You all are the ones who makes this successful!

Westminster family turns tragedy into community service

By: Madison Bateman, Baltimore Sun
June 2021

A Westminster couple took a tragic life event and decided to turn it into something that would help a number of other families struggling through difficult times. A year after losing one of their 2-year-old triplets, Aiden, to open heart surgery, Katelin and Tom Krueger created the Krueger Hat Trick Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to providing financial aid and hope for families affected by congenital heart defects/disease (CHD). According to the organization's website, every year nearly 40,000 babies are born with CHD, which is nearly 110 children per day. Despite these numbers, they say CHDs are not widely known about and research is underfunded. "We needed to do something positive in our horrible situation," Katelin said. "We could lay in bed all day and cry, or we could continue Aiden's legacy and help other people.

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Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour at 1623 Brewing Company
June 2021

A Happy Hour to kick off Krueger Hat Trick's First Annual Golf Tournament!  This party wasn't just for golfers and their families - this is a celebration and all were invited! Guests enjoyed local beer, excellent food, and some great music. Thank you to everyone who came out and to our sponsors! KHT raised over $1,800!

Thank you to Basta Pasta for an amazing spread!  The salads and apps were delicious.

​We can't wait to have more events at 1623 Brewing Company in the future!

Philadelphia Physicians Assistant Olympics

April 2021

The 2021 Philadelphia PA Olympics raised over $25,000 for the Krueger Hat Trick foundation! We are so amazed at all of the love and support we received from each of you! We send the biggest thank you to Katelyn Anderson of Drexel University, who nominated the KHT. We will forever be grateful for you!

The PA programs that participated were Arcadia University, DeSales University, Drexel University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Salus University, Temple University, and Thomas Jefferson University – Center City, East Falls and Voorhees, NJ campuses.

What is the PA Olympics?
PA Olympics is a yearly fundraiser that started in 2003 by Michael Huber, MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA. Each year, PA programs in the Greater Philadelphia region go head-to-head to raise money for a local community-based organization. The competition culminates this year on April 10. Due to the pandemic, this year’s campaign is a little different from previous years'. In the past, students from each program would come together for a day of medically themed sports activities to raise awareness for the chosen organization. This year, the theme is “The Great Race,” where each program will compete in a scavenger hunt throughout the city of Philadelphia.

Since the event’s inception in 2003, over $167,000 has been raised for various local organizations, which includes: For Pete’s Sake (2020), IM ABLE Foundation (2019), Miracle League (2018), VAST -Valley Against Sex Trafficking (2017), and the Mazzoni Center (2016).

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