On a rainy October night, philanthropists, supporters and celebrities came together to celebrate Harboring Hearts annual fundraising benefit at the Bryant Park Grill. Harboring Hearts addresses the financial and emotional wellbeing of patients and their families and caregivers. We work with our partnered hospitals to provide financial assistance and other immediate support to pediatric and adult patients awaiting or undergoing a heart transplant or critical cardio-thoracic surgical care. Through their funding, families are able to receive financial assistance for lifesaving cardiac procedures. The families they help are experiencing serious financial hardship and may be on the verge of bankruptcy or loss of housing due to the expenses associated with medical care. Many face difficult decisions about how to cover expenses for basic needs such as food, transportation, childcare and medication co-payments. Notable guests in attendance included Joy Bauer – NYC’s TODAY show and New York Times best-selling author, Dina Lohan, J.W. Cortes – FOX’s Gotham, Pete Rini – Orange is the New Black and Miles Jacoby – Broadway Actor. For those we serve, lack of access to affordable housing and other essentials makes it even more difficult to face the challenges associated with undergoing a lifesaving cardiac procedure.
For more information on this noteworthy charity please visit: harboringhearts.org