Save a Child’s Heart delayed St Valentine’s Day Gala

June 16, 2022 by Community newsdesk
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This year’s Save a Child’s Heart Valentine’s Gala with sponsor Alex Waislitz of the Waislitz Foundation has been held in Melbourne, having been postponed due to Covid from its traditional Valentine’s date in February.

Alex Waislitz and Doron Lazarus

The event was attended by over 300 corporate and communal supporters, eager to mingle with colleagues, peers and friends once again. They came to celebrate the opportunity to be together after what seemed so long while supporting the life-saving work of Save a Child’s Heart in Israel.

Canaccord Genuity Australia Foundation co-hosted the event with well-known and highly respected finance journalist Ross Greenwood, who generously donated his time to be the MC. The High Commissioner of Rwanda to Australia, His Excellency Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye, was also in attendance.

The event was another fantastic and meaningful evening of networking, and live entertainment, followed by an afterparty with DJ and Afrobeats.

Around $700,000 was raised, which will go towards providing 38 life-saving heart surgeries for children from countries without access to the critical cardiac care they need to survive. These children will be treated at the new Save a Child’s Heart Children’s Hospital and International Pediatric Cardiac CentreSa in Holon, south of Tel Aviv.

Donations will also support medical training programs, international missions, and the new hospital.

This hospital will allow Save a Child’s Heart to double capacity over the coming years and now has an entire floor dedicated to treating Israeli children. Many of these children are from some of the most financially and socially challenged areas around Tel Aviv, who will now have access to the latest technology and the most highly skilled doctors available anywhere in Israel.

Save a Child’s Heart is a wonderful example of humanity, proudly representing Israel on the world stage and helping to build stronger relationships with countries now establishing trade and diplomatic relations with Israel for the first time.

SACH is already looking forward to the next SACH Valentine’s Gala in February 2023.

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