by Danny Tseng
Over 500 supporters of Save a Child’s Heart Foundation of Canada flocked to the Drake Hotel for the sold-out annual Heart & Soul UnGala. This event had an unfettered casual vibe, yet served a noble purpose: over $530,000 was raised to provide free life-saving heart surgery for children from developing countries worldwide. Not only does the Israeli-based foundation mend broken hearts (literally), it is also committed to training local medical personnel from developing nations to become self-sufficient. Soulful live performances by Low Overhead and Slice of Life set a vibrant tone for the evening as guests sampled delicious food creations by Chef Ted Corrado. Befitting to the event, Royal de Versailles donated a beautiful heart shaped diamond necklace worth over $9,000. All in all, it was a magnificent event for a much worthy cause.
Photos: Nick Lee
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ABOUT SAVE A CHILD’S HEART (SACH)
Save a Child’s Heart is an Israeli-based international humanitarian project, whose mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from developing countries who suffer from heart disease and to create centers of competence in these countries. SACH is totally dedicated to the idea that every child deserves the best medical treatment available, regardless of the child’s nationality, religion, color, gender or financial situation. To date SACH has saved over 3200 children from 46 countries.