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Game Show of Love with Lucky Forks: GiveMe5

A BIG thank you to the Lucky Forks team and their GiveMe5 initiative for your partnership! On February 13th we hosted a Game Show of Love! Our Game Show host for the evening was Dr. Nisha Jhalani, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and Director of Inpatient Clinical Services for the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at NYP/Columbia University Medical Center.

The questions were heart health specific and ranged from easy to challenging. Our lively contestants were challenged by quite a few tough questions. Thank you to the 6 companies who fundraised for Harboring Hearts this Heart Month. Your support will help create lifelong memories for heart patients and their families during our Hope 4 Hearts Days in 2020!

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Thank you to our two families: Ana and Jaslin (who also celebrated her 8th birthday on February 13th), and to Jean, for coming out and volunteering with us. Thank you to Dr. Nisha Jhalani for volunteering as our host. Thank you to Kavya, our junior board member, for your support. Thank you to our photographer, Jordan Rathkopf, who captured the event for us.

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What a FANTASTIC way to celebrate the heart journeys of our families!

 

Vincent at the Nike Store

Hope 4 Hearts Days in August!

TWO HOPE 4 HEARTS DAYS IN AUGUST!

On August 21st, Vincent learned how to make sushi (his favorite food) along with his brother and parents during his Hope 4 Hearts Day in New York City! He learned various culinary techniques and enjoyed Green Tea Mochi for dessert after his two hour cooking class. Thank you to Chef Sabrina Sexton and Elisha for making his experience a unique one. He and his family were also given a tour of the Institute of Culinary Education located in downtown Manhattan. Later the same day, Vincent toured the Nike Store in SoHo, received a custom made jersey and spent time with the Nike team to learn about their roles and dedication to giving back to their communities. Vincent concluded his day at Dig Inn in SoHo and shared in a heart healthy meal with his family! Thank you to our partners: Institute for Culinary Education, Nike Store in SoHo and Dig Inn for giving Vincent and his family such memorable experiences!

H4H MS Teens Transplant Support

On August 22nd, we hosted 7 teen heart transplant recipients during our first Teen Mentoring Day at The Met Museum. Together the teens had a fun and interactive day, a discussion about their heart journey and connected with other teen transplant recipients. We provided a forum for open and honest discussion in partnership with Taylor Clarke, a heart transplant recipient who also received her transplant as a teenager. Taylor led the 45 minute mentoring session and joined our teens in forging a sense of community within the group! We look forward to connecting again! Thank you to our partners: Taylor Clarke, the team at Mount Sinai and author Amy Silverstein for providing signed copies of her book Sick Girl, and The Met Museum!