U-M Congenital Heart Center hosts the 20th Anniversary 'Save A Heart' Celebration of Food and Wine

Money raised at Oct. 26 event will benefit the U-M Congenital Heart Center at the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

The 20th Anniversary Save A Heart Celebration of Food and Wine is right around the corner – raising money to support our smallest and most fragile patients.

Proceeds benefit the U-M Congenital Heart Center in the new C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital. They will also provide assistance to families of children heart disease, funds to further educational and research opportunities for health care professionals at the Congenital Heart Center, and fund a medical play therapist for our congenital heart patients to prepare for  upcoming medical and surgical procedures.

“The funds raised will allow us to continue helping our patients and families in multitude of ways at a time when more medical costs are being shifted to the patient,” says Sara Hickey, administrative manager at U-M C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital and the event’s organizer. “One of our goals is to relieve the families’ financial burdens at an already stressful time.”

Participating restaurants include Afternoon Delight, Angel Food Catering, The Blue Nile, Bobber Down Bar and Grille, Café Felix, Coffee Express, Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub, Epoch Catering, Glass House Café, Knight’s Steakhouse, La Dolce Vita, Lena, Moveable Feast, The Ravens Club, Sava’s/Babo, Schakolad Chocolate Factory, University Unions Food Service, Weber’s Inn Restaurant, Whole Foods Market, and Zingerman’s Catering and Events.

Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub/Maeve Murray Memorial Fund is the event’s Premier Sponsor with Running Fit as Presenting Sponsor. Additional sponsors include Whole Foods Market, AnnArbor.com, Edward Surovell Realtors, Kevin George Memorial and the Jacobson Family. Opportunities for sponsorships continue to be available and to find out more visit umsaveaheart.org. The website will provide updates on the event including auction items, additional restaurants, and the selection of wines to be showcased.

The event is scheduled from 6:30-9 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Michigan League, 911 N. University Ave., in Ann Arbor. Tickets are $60 in advance and $75 at the door. For more information please call Sandy Knight at 763-9370 or visit the website.

The Congenital Heart Center provides comprehensive care for infants, children and young adults with congenital heart disease through highly trained cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, intensive care specialists, nurses, social workers, anesthesiologists and radiologists. Our excellence in patient care and an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement in the care process and outcomes for patients as well as our state of the art facility in the new C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital make the Michigan Congenital Heart Center an important resource not only for the state of Michigan but for the entire country.

U-M C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital has earned the highest rankings in the state of Michigan and is among the best in the country in pediatric specialties according to the U. S. News Media Group’s Best Children’s Hospital rankings for 2011.

Mott is ranked in all 10 of the evaluated categories including 3rd in the country in heart care and heart surgery.

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