Harboring Hearts Volunteers

We hosted our 2nd Annual Community Event at NY Presbyterian Hospital’s Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center on Tuesday May 10, 2011. For the past two years, we have received generous support from Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks, who collaborated with us again by sponsoring this year’s event.

Heart-Full Ways to Give

From the original article:
The constant outpour of support we receive at Harboring Hearts truly touches us and makes our mission possible. In just two years since co-founding Harboring Hearts as a non-profit in 2009, we have seen contributions to the cause in many different forms: support has come from the donated time of friends, family, and volunteers, and the advisory expertise and pro bono services from the corporate world. And, of course, financial support always plays a major role.

When Hope Runs Short, a Season That Gives Life

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April is a month that can bring new meaning to the word hope, whether you’re looking for respite from a long, harsh winter or a candidate on the transplant waiting list. As it’s often seen as a time for renewal, it’s fitting that April is National Donate Life Month, a time to recognize new life that can be made possible through organ and tissue donation. It’s a month that has special meaning for many in the Harboring Hearts community, who watch family members wait for a heart transplant that might never come, or who personally struggle with their health each day, hoping that each ring of the phone is the call that will save their life.

A Heartfelt Month

From the original article:
Happy Valentine’s Day from Harboring Hearts! February is National Heart Month, and perhaps that was perfectly (or coincidentally) timed during a month that can bring a tangible form and discussion to so many of the invisible aspects of the heart: from heart-health awareness, to advocacy for cardiac-disease prevention, and to expressions of love and emotion that are driven by our hearts.

Heart-Healthy Organizations Can Help Foodies During the Holidays

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One of the most difficult times of the years for everyone — when it comes to our diets — is also perhaps one of the happiest times of year: the holidays. Somewhere in the mix, we each must decide when, how much, and if at all we are going to reach for that caramel-covered treat, chocolate-dipped delight, or calorie-filled fritter.

A Heart to Harboring Heart Introduction

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With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it is hard to forget how difficult this holiday can be for heart patients and their families. For much of 2006 through 2008, Yuki Kotani and I spent more time in hospital rooms than in our own bedrooms; including holidays. Our fathers were both receiving heart transplants at New York Presbyterian Hospital and although mutual friends did not introduce us until 2008, we could immediately relate to each other’s experiences alongside our families and the families of other patients during this period of our lives.

Catherine Schuller Go(ing) Red with Yuki Kotani

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MP friend Catherine Schuller fought her way through the snow today to go to the Go Red Luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria in midtown Manhattan. They raised 20% more than last year dispute the snow, it was a fabulous turnout.

Harboring Hearts Housing co-founder, Yuki Kotani was also present at the luncheon. This non-profit provides affordable temporary housing for cardiac patients and their caregivers.

 

Yuki Kotani – Lifetime Remarkable Women

Lifetime’s Remarkable Women campaign honors extraordinary women who inspire and empower others to make a difference in their communities and the world.

Yuki Kotani Chosen as American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women 2009 Spokesperson

Women face choices every day. Some choices aren’t important, while others are life changing. That’s why Go Red For Women held a nationwide search last February to find women who are choosing to live better and making life-saving choices for their hearts.

American Heart Association’s Start! Heart Walk/Run

Created a team from Harboring Hearts to fight heart disease and stroke by participating in the American Heart Association’s Start! Heart Walk/Run.