MEDIA ADVISORY: February means "Heart to Heart" celebration for heart transplant recipients

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Feb. 15, 2013

Contact

Janet Christenbury
404-727-8599
jmchris@emory.edu

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More than 100 heart transplant patients, their families and health care providers from the Emory Transplant Center reunite to celebrate Valentine’s Day and the heart at the 24th Annual Heart to Heart event.

What better time to celebrate the heart than February -- which brings Valentine’s Day, the national holiday celebrating love and affection for those who hold a special place in our heart.

For heart transplant patients at Emory Healthcare, February means something more — a time to celebrate and a time to be grateful to organ donors — particularly heart donors and their families, for sharing the gift of life.

Emory heart transplant patients will come "Heart to Heart" on Saturday, Feb. 16 to celebrate their fight against heart disease, cardiomyopathy and other heart conditions that brought them to the Emory Transplant Center for care. They will reunite with their health care teams, their families and each other to remember those who selflessly gave of themselves so others could live.

WHAT:
More than 100 heart transplant patients, their families and health care providers from the Emory Transplant Center reunite to celebrate Valentine’s Day and the heart at the 24th Annual Heart to Heart event.

WHEN:
Saturday, Feb. 16 from 2-4 p.m.

WHERE:
Miller-Ward Alumni House (Emory University Campus)
815 Houston Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30329

WHO:
Media will have the opportunity to speak with Emory heart transplant surgeons, care team members, cardiologists and heart transplant patients.

Media Note

Media please confirm attendance with Janet Christenbury at jmchris@emory.edu or 404-227-4785 (cell)

Featured Patients

  • Meet a Riverdale mother and son who both received heart transplants at Emory one year apart for two different types of heart conditions. Learn more about the remarkable stories of this mother and son pair.
  • Meet a young teacher who received a heart transplant who’s excited about returning to the classroom and the children she loves so much -- this time with a new heart.