Wockhardt Foundation in association with the Rotary Club of Bombay Bayview organized a fund raising event, Dil Se Dil Tak, to treat children suffering from congenital heart defects under the Foundation’s Little Hearts initiative.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 10,000 children are born each year with a critical congenital heart defect. Most of these cases require heart surgery within their first year of life. Sadly many of them succumb due to lack of resources, facilities and awareness.
Wockhardt Foundation supports the cause through its ‘Little Hearts’ programme with an aim to save lives of babies with heart defects from under privileged section of society in association with Wockhardt Hospital. The Little Hearts programme of Wockhardt Foundation plans to give financial aid to children between 0-15 years from underprivileged strata of society with congenital heart diseases and save the young lives, and hence organized a fund raising event.
The fund-raiser, which was attended by prominent personalities of the government and entertainment industry, saw live performances by Dr. Rahul Joshi’s & Evolution (a band of young musicians).
Amruta Fadnavis, Jackky Bhagnani, actor, Prakash Mehta, Maharashtra Housing Minister, Anup Jalota, Bhajan Samrat, Mohit Kamboj, President BYJIM & President IBJA, Dr. Aditi Govitrikar, Mrs. World 2001 supported the cause with their presence.
Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala, CEO and Trustee, Wockhardt Foundation, said, “Little Hearts was started with the mission of saving young lives suffering from congenital heart defects and it gives me immense pleasure to share that we have successfully completed 320 surgeries under this initiative.”