Helping hearts around the world with tiramisu
Posted by Helga Radio, marketing/communications manager, Children’s HeartLink
Thursday, February 6, 2014
February is American Heart Month and at Children’s HeartLink, hearts are what we’re all about.
That’s why we’ve partnered with Lunds and Byerly’s to bring you Tiramisu for Two, an event that supports hearts all over the world. Now through February 14, 2014, all proceeds from your purchase of a delicious Tiramisu for Two at any Lunds or Byerly’s will benefit our organization and the children we help.
This event is part of our 8th Annual Heart to Heart Campaign. Along with Lunds and Byerly’s, Caribou Coffee and MOM Brands, you can help fund our work all around the world.
Funds raised throughout the Heart to Heart campaign will:
- Turn good pediatric heart programs/centers into phenomenal ones
- Bring more training to more medical teams
- Harness and cultivate the passion of these teams in other countries so they can grow and share their expertise
- Help more children
Here’s a little about what we do:
Founded in 1969, Children’s HeartLink is a nonprofit working with health care centers in underserved regions of the world to promote sustainable cardiac care for children with congenital or acquired heart disease We support hospitals and programs in Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Malaysia, Ukraine and Vietnam.
Children’s HeartLink is extremely fortunate to have two incredible medical directors: Dr. Joe Dearani from the Mayo Clinic and Dr. David Overman from Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Under their dedicated leadership, Children’s HeartLink is making sustained progress on delivering on the promise that children all over the world have access to quality cardiac care.
Here’s an example of what proceeds from your purchase of a Tiramisu for Two allows our organization to accomplish:
In August 2013, staff from Children's HeartLink traveled to Ho Chi Minh City to visit Nhi Dong 1, a Children’s HeartLink partner site, and its pediatric cardiology department champion, Dr. Vu Minh Phuc. Watch Dr. Phuc and her team as they treat one of their many patients, a young girl with a severe heart defect.
Children’s HeartLink’s partnership with Nhi Dong 1 launched in 2008 and brought Children's HeartLink back to the country where its work began, Vietnam. Nhi Dong 1 is a 1,200-bed children's hospital providing services to children from 32 provinces in southern Vietnam.
Children's HeartLink advances global pediatric cardiac care through clinical training, organizational and leadership development and educational and technical assistance for pediatric cardiac professionals, including the cardiac team at Nhi Dong 1.
Thank you for your support and have a happy, healthy Heart Month!