The Beat Goes On - Celebrating 17 Years of Mending Kids
Mending Kids International Hosts In-person Fundraiser in support of providing critical surgical care for sick children in the US and around the world
By: Mending Kids International
The gala will be hosted by Grammy Award-winner, and actress Tia Carrere, who will be featured in Amblin Partners' upcoming family comedy, Easter Sunday. Participants are invited to a night of fine dining, great company, lively auctions, special guests and entertainment. The event will feature a variety of guests, and an appearance from a past cardiac patient, Dana Ramon, who was given zero chance of survival and is now a senior in high school awaiting college placement. Attendees will receive special Mending Kids gear and gifts from John Paul Mitchell Systems, Bü Sunscreen, Heilo Skincare and Central California Wines.
Recognized for their outstanding achievements, the 2022 honorees and recipients of the Mend, Love and Hope awards are Dr. Evan Zahn, Mending Kids long-time mission hero, board member, Director of the Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program at the Smidt Heart Institute - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; and Dr. Salvatore Agati, Chief of Congenital Heart Surgery at the Mediterranean Congenital Heart Center - Bambino Gesù (the Vatican pediatric hospital in Taormina, Italy), and The La Cañada Junior Women's Club, for their dedicated efforts and advocacy, in support of Mending Kids' Hometown Missions.
Since 2005, Mending Kids has deployed over 141 missions around the world helping almost 4700 children from 68 countries; including the United States, as well as mentoring and empowering local medical professionals, elevating their standards of care and leading them on a path to self-sustainment.
"We can't save the world, but we can save a life and the universe comes with it."-Isabelle Fox, Executive Director, Mending Kids
Contributions will help the nonprofit in continuing to provide funding for its core life-saving programs: Hometown Mission, Mend US, Overseas Surgical Mission, and Individual Surgical Care, a program where volunteer surgical teams correct acute conditions such as congenital heart, colorectal malformations, plastic and burns, orthopedic abnormalities, and severe scoliosis.
For details about the event, register for a spot, or contribute, please visit Imagine Gala-The Beat Goes On .
Who is Mending Kids? Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @mendingkids.
To schedule an interview with Dorothy Lucey, Mending Kids board member, Tia Carrere, or Isabelle Fox, Executive Director of Mending Kids, please contact Adrienne Johnson.
About Mending Kids
Mending Kids is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that provides free life-saving critical surgical care to children in the United States and around the world from over 68 countries by deploying volunteer medical teams and educating communities to become medically self-sustaining. Since 2005, Mending Kids has mended nearly 4,700 children. Our surgical teams donate their time and services to train and perform procedures that range from interventional cardiology, open-heart, neuro, otolaryngology, plastic, orthopedic or general surgeries.