As part of our pediatric cardiology training program, we welcomed for the second time one of our correspondent physicians for a one-week echocardiography internship in France.
This year, the 24 Hours of Le Mans celebrated its centenary. As the official association, we wanted to mark the occasion with a symbolic fundraising goal: to save 24 children from heart disease! Although we didn't reach our target, we're delighted to have been able to finance operations for 21 children at the end of the event... a record!
Fixing the hearts of children born with heart defects means giving them a second birth. For Preston, it also gave him the chance to fulfill one of his wildest dreams with his foster family.
The Trophée du Cœur, organized for the first time in 1997, is the oldest event produced by the association. On Tuesday, April 18th, the 26th edition kept its promises by gathering 300 golfers in the magnificent setting of the Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche Golf Club, and broke records because for the first time we will be able to operate on 15 children at the end of the event!!!
The 6th edition of the Soirée du Cœur, which has become an unmissable event for the Association at the beginning of the year, was held on Monday, March 27 in the magnificent setting of the Salle Gaveau. This gala evening will allow us to operate on 4 children with heart disease in the world.
Running the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris is a sporting feat. The Coureurs du Cœur have chosen to make it a feat of solidarity by raising a minimum of €420 each for children with heart disease and by wearing the Association's colors during the race on Sunday, April 2, 2023.
On Saturday March 18th, the Massillon School (Paris) organized the 4th edition of the Talents of the Heart. This show in favor of children with heart disease mobilized students from kindergarten to high school during an exceptional show in the magnificent Halle des Blancs Manteaux.
The Association organizes on average 4 to 6 missions abroad per year. Some are "follow-up missions", when we go to countries we have been to before, and others are "discovery missions", when we send a team to a country we have never been to before. This was the case for the mission to Guinea from November 25 to December 1, 2022.
During the mission to Djibouti, which took place from October 12 to 20, we were very happy to see 38 patients who had already been operated on as part of their medical follow-up.
Among them Meido, Raga and Shamsadine who are doing wonderfully!
Partners, volunteers, public... You are very numerous to have made this Great Christmas Sale a great success! We have done everything possible to ensure that the ingredients that make the event a success are present. We will now do everything possible to ensure that the money collected will allow us to save the lives of 20 children with heart attacks.