HOW CAN YOU HELP

BRINGING HOPE TO YOUNG HEARTS

VISION

The Hope for Hearts Gala was developed to support Heart Research performed in the Echocardiography Laboratory at the Hospital for Sick Children.

MISSION

Changing the life expectancy and the quality of life of children with heart disease is our mission. Children with hearts disease deserve a better life.

INSPIRATION

“We want people to understand that research is practical and that it can change lives. The research we do can not only change a child’s life, it can save a child’s life.”
Dr. Barbara Cifra, Founder

HOW CAN YOU HELP

We have made amazing progress here at SickKids, but making real change means making real research.

That is why we need you to help us keep our momentum. Thanks to the innovative ultrasound technology used in our Lab, we are now able to diagnose the presence of a cardiac abnormality as early as 18-30 weeks into pregnancy. Early diagnosis means early intervention and better quality of life for these children, but we are not ready to stop here. With the support of donors like you, we can provide the research that drives change in children’s lives.

HOW CAN YOU HELP

WHERE DOES MY DONATION GO?

$4,500

Provides a salary and training for a summer student.

$50,000

Provides training and salary for a fellowship researcher.

$10,000

Funds life-changing research. The top 3 donors will be acknowledged in the paper itself.

THE HOPE FOR HEARTS GALA

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The Hope for Hearts Gala is your chance to enjoy an evening of fun and entertainment in support of an amazing cause. Started by the Echocardiography Laboratory at The Hospital for Sick Children, attendees experience an exciting and dynamic event all while helping to fund important research.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS OVER THE WORLD ARE SAYING

You would be hard pressed to find anyone as happy (or as busy) as this little boy. It’s hard to believe that he underwent his first heart surgery before he was even born.It’s harder to believe that he had 3 open heart surgeries and several catheterization procedures before his first birthday.

“The sky is the limit for Elijah thanks to the staff at Sick Kids. He may be one in one hundred statistically, but his is one in a million to us.”

Elijah Jessop

Elijah's mom

I think it is important to support Heart Research because children like me who are born with heart disease deserve to play, participate in physical activities, and lead a normal life just like other kids our age.

Arezo Farah

13 years old

At Sick Kids, we definitely felt like we were a part of Eli’s care team. Being included in the daily rounds was a strong point. There were all these brilliant people in the room, but they were very humble. They didn’t make you feel like you were at a lower level if you didn’t understand something. They made sure we were there when they discussed that day’s care plan. They asked us for our input and respected our knowledge.

Eli Janke

Eli's mom