The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta

September 13, 2015 01:52 ET

Calgarians Come Together Once Again in Support of Heart at the Beat Goes on Gala

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 12, 2015) - On Saturday, September 12th, 450 Calgarians from all walks of life, joined together at the second annual Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta's The Beat Goes On Gala, in support of cardiovascular sciences research, education and care delivery. Net proceeds from this year's gala, which exceed $450,000, will support efforts in congenital heart disease research and care delivery, health promotion, and disease prevention.

"The evening was a smashing success and once again I am humbled by the incredible support our community has given The Beat Goes On Gala," says Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta's Director, Dr. Todd Anderson. "Even through difficult economic times, the generosity from Calgarians shines through. It is reassuring to the Libin Cardiovascular Institute that our vision of ever improving exceptional cardiovascular care, enabled by research and education, is shared by the people of this great city."

Through the evening guests enjoyed a program emceed by gala co-chair Ken King, featuring exceptional food and tremendous performances by Juno Award winner Jesse Cook and piano prodigy 10-year-old Kevin Chen.

Behind every success story there are champions and for this gala co-chairs Tony Dilawri, Partner of the Dilawri Group of Companies and Ken King, President and CEO, Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation deserve special recognition. Their efforts were tireless with engaging the community, guiding the organizing team, and being true ambassadors for the Libin Cardiovascular Institute.

We look forward to hosting Calgary in 2016 at the third annual Libin Cardiovascular Institute of
Alberta's The Beat Goes On Gala.

Further Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta information: LibinInstitute.org @LibinInstitute.

The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta

The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta coordinates cardiovascular science research, education and care delivery as an entity of the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services (Calgary). The Institute comprises 150 research and/or clinicians members who through 1,500 staff serve two million people in southern Alberta, Saskatchewan, and eastern British Columbia. The Institute is committed to delivering exceptional education, training, and to developing outstanding cardiovascular health promotion and disease prevention programs by translating innovative research into novel health-care solutions.

Contact Information

  • Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta
    Lauren Sharp
    Communications Coordinator
    587-227-0598
    lrsharp@ucalgary.ca