Melbourne raises funds to save 33 children’s hearts

February 16, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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For Valentine’s Day, Save a Child’s Heart Australia and the Waislitz Family Foundation hosted 350 people on the rooftop of the Crown in Melbourne and welcomed back Dr. Yayu Mekonnen, a SACH trained pediatric cardiac surgeon from Ethiopia.

Volunteers for SACH

The goal to raise $600K was surpassed by the incredible generosity of the attendees, raising enough to mend the hearts of 33 children.

Yayu Mekonnen

SACH Australia CEO, Hannah Wollan said: “Thanks to SACH Australia’s Champion Alex Waislitz and the Waislitz Family Foundation, all 30 table sponsors, our generous guests, and the volunteers who helped who made this night a celebration of love and life possible.

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