Harboring Hearts http://www.harboringhearts.org Giving Hope to Hearts Everywhere Wed, 07 Oct 2015 17:09:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Donate to Our Fall Benefit!http://www.harboringhearts.org/2015/07/purchase-tickets-to-fall-benefit-2015/ http://www.harboringhearts.org/2015/07/purchase-tickets-to-fall-benefit-2015/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:24:35 +0000 http://www.harboringhearts.org/?p=2884 Harboring Hearts held an evening reception on September 29th, 2015 to honor Constance Milstein and Dr. Hiroo Takayama for their leadership in cardiac care.

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Summer Camp Community Event | Mount Sinai Hospital | 4/30/2015http://www.harboringhearts.org/2015/05/summer-camp-community-event-mount-sinai-hospital-4302015/ http://www.harboringhearts.org/2015/05/summer-camp-community-event-mount-sinai-hospital-4302015/#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 19:33:27 +0000 http://www.harboringhearts.org/?p=2765 Harboring Hearts was elated to collaborate with Mount Sinai and six cardio-friendly summer camps on the Summer Camp Community Event in April. The event included healthy food, a team of amazing volunteers, music entertainment as well as camp activities such as S’mores, Ants on a Log, Friendship Bracelets, Bandana Painting, and more!


Patients enjoyed getting their pictures taken at Shutterlux’s animated photo booth, while being serenaded by the enormously talented Michael Butler.


Thank you Red Jacket Orchards, GoGo squeeZ, and Pret A Manger for providing heart-healthy food and snacks for patients and families! Thank you also to Uber for providing transportation to the Harboring Hearts Team to and from Mount Sinai!

Click here to see more pictures from the Mount Sinai Summer Camp Community Event! Thanks to Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, Chris Alexander, and Shutterlux for documenting the event.

Thank you to the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, and all of our collaborators for making both Heart Month events a success! Check out all the amazing work they do and “Like” their Facebook Post Here. 

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Heart Month Community Eventshttp://www.harboringhearts.org/2015/03/heart-month-community-events/ http://www.harboringhearts.org/2015/03/heart-month-community-events/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:33:52 +0000 http://www.harboringhearts.org/?p=2727 Harboring Hearts was thrilled to celebrate Heart Month with pediatric heart patients and their families at Mount Sinai’s Valentine’s Party and at Montefiore’s Heart Party.


Harboring Hearts provided healthy food at both events, while bringing Frozen’s Princess Elsa for a surprise visit at Mount Sinai, and Sleeping Beauty for a visit at Montefiore.


Patients enjoyed getting their pictures taken at Harboring Hearts’ photo booth, in addition to making Valentine’s Day cards and crafts.


Thank you Kind Healthy Snacks, KeVita, and GoGo squeeZ for providing healthy snacks for patients and families!


Click here to see more pictures from Mount Sinai’s Valentine’s Party, and here to see more pictures from Montefiore’s Heart Party.

Thank you Project Sunshine, the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and The Children’s Heart Fund at Mount Sinai, as well as The Pediatric Cardiology Department and the Family Learning Place at Montefiore for making both Heart Month events a success!


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2014 Holiday Campaignhttp://www.harboringhearts.org/2014/11/2014-holiday-campaign/ http://www.harboringhearts.org/2014/11/2014-holiday-campaign/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:48:14 +0000 http://www.harboringhearts.org/?p=2647 This holiday season, help us provide essential support to heart patients and their families when they need it the most.

In 2014, Harboring Hearts helped heart patients and their families access lodging, cover rent and utilities, purchase food and medications, and pay for transportation. Our community events brought comfort and joy to hundreds of patients and families in three New York City Hospitals.

Here’s what families of heart patients are saying about our support:

“When my son got his heart transplant, we wouldn’t have had a place to stay. We have been able to heal better because we have had less stress on our minds.”
❤ Mother of 6-year-old heart transplant recipient
Harboring Hearts helped with lodging and funding for long-term housing and utilities.

“Thanks to Harboring Hearts, I had the opportunity to meet people that were experiencing the same circumstances as my baby — we learn from each other.”
❤ Mother of 2-year-old heart transplant recipient

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2014 Top-Rated Nonprofithttp://www.harboringhearts.org/2014/11/2014-top-rated-nonprofit/ http://www.harboringhearts.org/2014/11/2014-top-rated-nonprofit/#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 22:08:14 +0000 http://www.harboringhearts.org/?p=2631

Harboring Hearts was recently selected by the community as a 2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit.

A big thank you to our supporters for their kind reviews, which you can read here.

You inspire us to enhance and grow our services!


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Thank you from Harboring Heartshttp://www.harboringhearts.org/2014/09/thank-you-from-harboring-hearts/ http://www.harboringhearts.org/2014/09/thank-you-from-harboring-hearts/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:35:33 +0000 http://www.harboringhearts.org/?p=2560





On June 23rd at the Rubin Museum of Art, we were pleased to honor distinguished heart health advocates Mr. Roger Altman, Dr. Lee Goldman, Mr. Michael Kutcher, and Dr. Christine Walsh. Each of our honorees shared their inspirational stories, as did our dear friend, Mr. Daquain Jenkins, a heart transplant recipient involved in Harboring Hearts’ Emergency Program.

Watch the 2 minute video of Daquain’s story here.

Your generosity at this year’s Summer Soiree allows us to continue providing vital support for patients and their families during treatment, so they can focus on health and healing. It all came together thanks to our amazing co-chairs, host committee, sponsors, entertainers, volunteers, and more than 275 supporters who enjoyed an unforgettable evening of live music, cocktails, food and heart warming stories.

Click here to view Summer Soiree photos and here to see the #HHsoiree14 story.

Thank you for being a part of #TeamHH, and for helping us strengthen our community of hope and healing for heart patients and families.


Top Left: Soiree Honorees Roger Altman, Dr. Christine Walsh, Dr. Lee Goldman, & Michael Kutcher
Top Right: Speaker Daquain Jenkins
Bottom Left: Evelyn Vargas, Izabella Salche, Brianna Salche
Bottom Middle: DJs Timo Weiland & Alan Eckstein
Bottom Right: Taye Diggs, Mick Rock
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Fall Community Eventhttp://www.harboringhearts.org/2014/09/2607/ http://www.harboringhearts.org/2014/09/2607/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:13:57 +0000 http://www.harboringhearts.org/?p=2607 Fall Community EventHarboring Hearts is excited to partner with Blackstone at our upcoming community event at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. We invite pediatric heart patients and their families to join us for an afternoon of fun and games!


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CNN Hero: Michelle Javianhttp://www.harboringhearts.org/2014/05/cnn-hero-michelle-javian/ http://www.harboringhearts.org/2014/05/cnn-hero-michelle-javian/#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 16:05:34 +0000 http://www.harboringhearts.org/?p=2529 Harboring Hearts co-founder Michelle Javian has been selected as one of this year’s CNN Heroes, which highlights everyday people changing the world.

The Gambinis, Gomez’s and Daquain Jenkins — families and individuals involved in Harboring Hearts’ Emergency Support Program — were filmed while undergoing heart treatment at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Harboring Hearts is honored to be featured alongside the brave and inspiring families we have had the pleasure of working with. We are thrilled to announce that the Gambinis and Daquain Jenkins — among other families — will be special guests at Harboring Hearts’ June 23rd Summer Soiree at the Rubin Museum of Art.

We hope to continue the momentum of providing relief, community, and a sense of normalcy for those who find themselves in a sudden medical crisis. Get involved and help us make a bigger impact by purchasing a Summer Soirée ticket or making a donation today.

Learn more about Michelle’s story and Harboring Hearts by reading CNN Heroes’ A lifeline for families hit by heart disease.

For behind the scene pictures, follow @HarboringHearts on instagram and twitter and be sure to like us on facebook!

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We’re Having a Summer Soirée!http://www.harboringhearts.org/2014/04/summer-soiree/ http://www.harboringhearts.org/2014/04/summer-soiree/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:12:43 +0000 http://www.harboringhearts.org/?p=2458 Summer Soiree Save the Date

Join us for our second annual Summer Soirée at the Rubin Museum of Art on Monday, June 23rd, 2014. We are pleased to honor Roger Altman, Dr. Lee Goldman, Michael Kutcher, and Dr. Christine Walsh.

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Valentine's Reunion Party 2014


Harboring Hearts staff, interns, and volunteers had their hands full, managing a buffet catered by Pret A MangerKIND and GoGo squeeZ, which fed over 450 party-goers!


Valentine's Reunion Party 2014


The heart health community had a blast as children posed with their families and doctors at the photo booth. While some children flaunted their moves on the dance floor, others waited in excitement for a chance to greet special guest Miss Teen USA.


Valentine's Reunion Party 2014


From making heart healthy trail mixes to decorating piggy-banks and creating sand art, families left Mount Sinai with Harboring Hearts’ tote bags brimming with healthy treats and hand-made crafts.


Valentine's Reunion Party 2014


As with every community event, the Harboring Hearts team came away further inspired through meeting the many great patients and families who attended. For more pictures from the event, check out our photo album. Be sure to like Harboring Hearts on Facebook and follow our Twitter to stay in the loop about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities!

Special thanks to Sunny Norton for capturing great photographs of this exciting day!

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