Harboring Hearts was proud to be a part of American Heart Month, which was filled with events and activities that helped raise awareness and celebrate the journey of many heart champions.
After we kicked off Heart Month on February 7th with back to back heart awareness events at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, we kept the energy going with our Annual Heart Transplant Reunion on February 16th at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore! Pediatric heart patients, their siblings, and family members joined to help celebrate their heart transplant stories.
Annual Heart Party Reunion @ Montefiore
Children, tots to teens, filled the room with laughter and excitement as they got their faces painted, took part in fun activities, ate to their hearts fill, and watched magic acts in awe! To all our staff, cardiologists, and social workers at CHAM who came down to celebrate, as well as our friends from Clownsdotcom, who helped us clown around, thank you for joining us to help put a smile on many faces that day!
Heart Month Fundraising Events
We want to thank the Deloitte team for participating and supporting Harboring Hearts another year through our SoulCycle event! On February 16th, Deloitte gathered its team to join Harboring Hearts to cycle, be heart strong, and help raise $4,000 in the process!
Thank you, Deloitte for your partnership and for your employees who help support those we serve!
Bitter End NYC – Madonna Tribute
On February 22nd, artists and Madonna lovers all gathered at the Bitter End NYC to sing, dance and listen to classics in support of Harboring Hearts! Together, we raised $1,500 which will all go to help support heart surgery patients and their families!
Bloomingdales Panel & Shopping Event
From all of us at Harboring Hearts, we would like to express a big THANK YOU to all those who came out, participated in heart health discussions, shopped and donated! We also want to thank our panel speakers who helped dig deeper into the importance of being heart strong from their own personal stories and inspire those who were there!
These events were a reflection of the support of those like you who help us make a difference in the lives of those with heart disease and their family members. A big THANK YOU to our panel speakers, partners, all those who came out, shopped and participated in these events!
A Whole Latte of Love from About Coffee NYC
$1 from every cup of this specialty drink goes to support our programs for heart champions and their families!
Thank you, About Coffee NYC for creating joy in a cup that can help us continue making community events like these possible!
NIKE Family Day
To close out the last day of Heart Month, we invited all of our heart champions and their families to Nike SoHo.
The children spent time playing basketball, getting a private tour of the store, making their own personalized jerseys and being inspired to be heart healthy through physical activity with Holly Rilinger, Nike Master Trainer! Thank you so much to Nike and all those who helped bring joy to the faces of patients to parents!
Although February has come to an end, for Harboring Hearts, every month is heart month! We can’t wait to keep you posted on more activities and events that you can be involved in. Like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to stay connected with us and become a part of our community of volunteers, partners, etc.