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Save A Heart Virtual Gala to Raise Funds for Congenital Heart Research, Family Support at Mott

Annual fundraiser to benefit critical congenital heart studies and families facing serious heart conditions.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — This year's Save A Heart Gala at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Congenital Heart Center is going virtual.

The annual event is in its 28th year of raising funds to support congenital heart research and  families of children with life-threatening heart conditions.

The Save A Heart Virtual Gala will begin at 7 p.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 25. Registration and participation is free for all. Find more information at www.umsaveaheart.org. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

The gala celebrates and raises awareness of the yearly Save A Heart fundraising campaign, which coincides with American Heart Month and Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week in February. Proceeds enable research, drive development of new technologies and therapies, and provide social work and support programs to patients and families facing congenital heart conditions.

Event highlights will include patient stories, spotlights on innovative research, silent and live auctions, and Matt Hammitt, a Grammy-nominated musician and father of a Mott congenital heart patient. 

About the Congenital Heart Center and Save A Heart

Nearly 1 in 110 babies are born with congenital heart disease, making it the No.1 birth defect in the country. And it’s a diagnosis that requires lifelong care. The U-M Congenital Heart Center at Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is one of the largest and most experienced pediatric heart programs in the U.S. The annual Save A Heart fundraising campaign and gala advance our commitment to research, clinical innovation, and supporting families facing serious heart conditions.  

For more information, contact umchc-events@med.umich.edu

 

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