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BRAVE HEART PRESS CONFERENCE 2019
BRAVE HEART PRESS CONFERENCE 2019
Further reinforcing their mission that “no child should die of heart disease because of a lack of funds”, the Brave Heart Fund launched its annual awareness campaign, commemorating 15 years of saving more than 3,700 lives and stressing the importance of continued community support. The annual Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Campaign was launched, in line with World Heart month, at a press conference, at the Phoenicia Hotel, under the auspices of the Ministry of Public Health, to bring more attention to the devastating impact of congenital heart defects on infants, children and their families and to raise awareness about the need for more education, community support and funding to sustain the mounting number of Congenital Heart Disease patients who are in need of financial aid.
In addition to the presence of renowned members of the media, presiding over the event were public figures from the political, social and medical arenas. These included: Dr. Bahij Arbid representing H.E. the Minister of Public Health, Dr. Jamil Jabak, who affirmed the MOPH’s commitment to continue its longtime support of the BHF; the Head of the Beirut Municipality Jamal Itani, who pledged the Municipality’s annual contribution; Brave Heart Goodwill Ambassador Roger Saad, A.K.A. DJ Rodge, who reiterated his commitment to help the BHF in its fundraising mission; Blogger and Entrepreneur Lana El Sahely who was introduced as BHF’s new Goodwill Ambassador; the medical team of the Children’s Heart Center at AUBMC and the AUB Office of Development; BHF committee members; Brave Heart supported-children who were featured in the new media awareness campaign, in addition to BHF donors, partners, sponsors and friends.