(Beirut, Lebanon) 9 June 2011 â€“ More than 200 additional children with heart disease will be saved by Heartbeat, as a result of the third consecutive annual fundraising concert and gala dinner organized at the Casino du Liban on Saturday, May 28. Since its inception, Heartbeat has saved 800 children through surgery and other medical treatment and interventions.
Online PR News – 17-June-2011 – – The gala dinner included a one-hour musical show, the theme of which was soundtracks from movies of all times, and performed by members of the organization, including surgeons, doctors, medical students, businesspeople, and musicians. World adventurer Maxime Chaaya was the Master of Ceremony, assisted by two former Miss Lebanon winners: Clemence Ashkar Habib and Norma Naoum Mounla.
The glamorous evening started with a fashion show by Aishti featuring international models especially flying in for this occasion. Aishti, together with 460 Multimedia, offered valuable gifts to the winners of the eveningâ€™s tombola, sold by medical students. The grand prize was a Fiat 500 donated by Saad & Trad.
The gala dinner attracted around 600 guests, all leaders in their respective fields. Internationally renowned British artist Marc Quinn also attended the gala dinner and donated a print which was auctioned during the evening.
As for the musical troupe - now in its sixth year of existence - it remains at the heart of the work of the Heartbeat organization, organizing concerts to raise funds for the cause of needy children who are afflicted with heart disease. The troupe has three additional concerts scheduled on June 17, 18, and 19 at the Casino du Liban.
It is noteworthy that the surgical interventions are performed by Heartbeat doctors, as Heartbeat believes that financial constraints should never be an impediment to children with heart disease receiving medical treatment. Heartbeat has no administrative financial overhead, which means that every dollar donated goes directly to the treatment of needy children. The association depends on more than fifty volunteers to ensure that it is run well.
The Association is proud to count the Al Waleed Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation as its main partner and to include Bank Audi and Roadster Diner amongst its sponsors.
Heartbeat is a non-profit whose mission is to provide the highest level of advanced surgical technology and expertise available to treat children with heart disease. Founded in 2006, Heartbeat has been generating its funds through annual concerts, and gala dinners. It has so far treated over 800 children from Lebanon and the Middle East, including 200 children in 2010 alone.
Heartbeat - Bank Audi (Sofil Branch): Account No. 325179
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