Heart Foundation to hold musical concert …towards Save the Heart Campaign
Date published: September 28, 2012
The Ghana Heart Foundation, in partnership with Panafrica-Ghana, Crystal Tv and Motor Riders Association will present a musical benefit and fundraising concert this Saturday, September 29th at the College of Surgeons and Physicians, at Ridge in Accra
The day coincidentally has been earmarked as World Heart Day since year 2000 to inform people around the world that heart diseases and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death, and to sensitise people on how to avoid such diseases, by educating them on the main risk factors such as tobacco use, physical inactivity, and unhealthy diets are curtailed.
The Ghana Heart Foundation has embarked on a Save the Heart Campaign to appeal to the general public to make donations in cash and kind (logistics) to the “GHF-Save The Heart Trust Fund” to save the lives of children and people with heart disorders. Donation tickets are on sale for GH¢100. The fund also supports the training of surgeons from across Africa in heart-related surgical procedures.
The Ghana Heart Foundation was founded in 1989 to, among other things, help in the advancement of knowledge of the heart and blood circulation for the benefit of the Ghanaian public, and to support the further training of medical personnel in heart related procedures.
The Foundation supports patients who need surgery, and educates the public on heart-related issues and how to avoid them.
Currently, Ghana has one Cardio Center at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. The Foundation hopes to set up eleven more across the country to adequately cater for the surgical needs of patients, and to prevent avoidable deaths from heart-related complications.
The benefit concert will feature such top rated artists as Ben Brako, Abrantie Amakye Dede, Ras AfrikaBa-Levi, the Ambassador of the Ghana Heart Foundation, Cecilia Marfo, Pat Thomas, Nana Tuffour, Felix Owusu, Steve Bedi, Supt. Kofi Sarpong, Okyeame Kwame, Bobo Ranking, Ras Kobi, Chris Levy (Cote d’Ivoire), Wuza Wuza Cultural Troupe, Wind Afrique band and King Shabo International Band.
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