Welcome to HEALING little HEARTS online!
Our mission is to fund research at Boston Children's Hospital that will aid in the treatment and cure of pediatric heart defects ... specifically, research on tissue engineered heart valves.
This is one of the greatest hopes for reducing the number of open heart surgeries over the course of a child's life ... also reducing the risks associated, from developmental impairment to death.
Tissue engineered heart valves will be an exponential leap in the survival and quality of life for children.
Won't you join us in HEALING little HEARTS?
View or print our 2020 Fundraiser Letter !
The 2020 Healing little Hearts Gala & Auction!
We are so excited to announce the return of the Healing little Hearts Gala & Auction to benefit Boston Children's Hospital! With the support of you, our generous donors, the research at Boston Children's Hospital done by Dr. John Mayer and his team, is getting very close to clinical trial!
Since 2007, Healing little Hearts has supported Dr. Mayer's research for a tissue engineered heart valve, a medical breakthrough that would be an exponential leap in the survival and quality of life for children born with life threatening heart defects. In less than 10 years, Healing little Hearts raised over one million dollars for this life-saving research. Dr. Mayer and his team are closer than ever to the next step...clinical trial. This is HUGE!
Won't you join us in the biggest Healing little Hearts Gala yet and give Dr. Mayer and his team the financial push they need to make this incredible advancement happen?
SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum
Please check back! Sponsorship and Donation opportunities will be posted soon!
For information on how you can help, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Read the SouthCoast Today article featuring Kelly Sol Weglowski, the Standard-Times 2012 Mattapoisett Woman of the Year, raising awareness and funding for pediatric cardiac research.
Mattapoisett Woman of the Year raises funds for children's heart research
HEALING little HEARTS was started in June 2007 by Marc and Kelly Weglowski along with their daughter, Jillian, and it immediately grew with nearly 20 volunteers of friends and family. The Weglowski's son, Brady, now 13 years old, was born with a congenital heart defect and has spent many days and nights at Boston Children's Hospital. Among many of the things they have learned during this difficult time, is their desire to give back to Boston Children's Hospital and to help the many children that also depend on Boston Children's Hospital.
Thanks to your generosity, HEALING little HEARTS has raised over $1,000,000 from its nine annual fundraising galas.
Thank you to all of our volunteers, sponsors, caterers, donors, and supporters! Your efforts have helped us to exceed our goals and raise these important funds to benefit Boston Children's Hospital and pediatric cardiac research. Hats off to all of you!
And thank you ... for giving hope to little hearts.