Each year, 1 out of every 100 babies born has a heart defect and more than half need surgery to survive. The Hope for Hearts Gala was developed to support heart research performed in the Echocardiography Laboratory at the Hospital for Sick Children. This year's campaign "Make a Moment Happen" recognizes that the day-to-day moments with children are a privilege. By supporting Hope for Hearts, you will support families and give them the opportunity to build their moments.
HOW CAN YOU HELP
BRINGING HOPE TO YOUNG HEARTS
The Hope for Hearts Gala was developed to support Heart Research performed in the Echocardiography Laboratory at the Hospital for Sick Children.
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.
“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 doing 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 that’s not all. With the support of donors like you, we can undertake the research that drives change in children’s lives.
HOW CAN YOU HELP
WHERE DOES MY DONATION GO?
Provides a salary and training for a summer student.
Provides training and salary for a fellowship researcher.
Funds life-changing research. The top 3 donors will be acknowledged in the research publication.
THE HOPE FOR HEARTS 2017 CAMPAIGN
The Hope for Hearts 2017 Campaign is your chance to enjoy three unique events in support of an amazing cause. Started by the Echocardiography Laboratory at The Hospital for Sick Children, attendees experience an exciting and dynamic events all while helping to fund important research.
SAVE THE DATES
Hope for Hearts Inaugural Yogathon
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Hope for Hearts Party
Hope for Hearts SickBeats Party
WHAT OUR PATIENTS AROUND 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.”
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.
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.