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More than 150 local businesses rally the community in inaugural effort to raise $1 million in support of children’s health in D.C.


Washington, D.C. (March 8, 2018) – Today, First Heritage Mortgage, LLC joins Children’s National Health System in its inaugural campaign to Make March Matter for children’s health. First Heritage Mortgage is one of more than 150 local businesses that will rally together throughout the month to raise $1 million to support critical, life-saving medical care for children across Washington, D.C.

“Giving back to the communities we serve is a key part of our culture,” said Phil Denfeld, Senior Vice President at First Heritage Mortgage. “We are a proud partner of Children’s National and the broader Children’s Miracle Network. Participating in Make March Matter is just one of the many ways we support the programs and services they provide to keep kids healthy.”

By visiting, shopping or dining with a business supporting #MakeMarchMatterDC, individuals can support the care of patients at Children’s National. First Heritage Mortgage is spreading awareness and raising funds via social media and in-person events throughout the month of March. Additionally,  select First Heritage Mortgage loan officers will offer a $25 donation for each home loan closed between March 1, 2018 and March 31, 2018.

“We are thrilled to partner with more than 150 generous businesses across our community,” said DeAnn Marshall, MHA, president of the Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Their participation is a testament to the greater Washington region’s commitment to our kids and highlights the importance of access to quality pediatric healthcare. We are incredibly grateful for their support.”

To learn more, visit for a complete list of businesses, special offerings, and donation details.


About Make March Matter
Make March Matter is an annual fundraising campaign that is building community awareness and financial support for children’s health in Washington, D.C. The campaign supports Children’s National Health System—a nonprofit pediatric hospital caring for children from DC, Maryland, and Virginia, as well as kids from around the country and around the world. During the month of March, local businesses will take action to improve children’s health through a variety of fundraising programs and events. The goal of the campaign is to raise $1 million in support of the Fund for Every Child to ensure that every child, from every background and every walk of life, can receive exceptional care, regardless of their insurance or ability to pay.  For more information, please visit

About Children’s National Health System 
Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is #1 for babies and ranked in every specialty evaluated by U.S. News & World Report including placement in the top 10 for: Cancer (#7), Neurology and Neurosurgery (#9) Orthopaedics (#9) and Nephrology (#10). Children’s National has been designated two times as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit