Libin Cardiovascular Institute

Libin Cardiovascular Institute

August 07, 2015 10:00 ET

The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta Presents the Second Annual The Beat Goes On Gala

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Aug. 7, 2015) -

Editor's Note: There are two photos associated with this release.

Following the tremendous success of last year's Gala, The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta is honoured to host its second annual The Beat Goes On Gala on Saturday, September 12, 2015. The evening will feature an intimate performance by internationally renowned Juno Award winning artist Jesse Cook and a gourmet menu created by the Stampede's Executive Chef, Derek Dale. Proceeds from this year's gala will support research that will enhance care for children born with heart conditions as they transition to adulthood, as well as the broader area of cardiovascular health promotion and disease prevention.

"The Libin Institute is the epitome of a world-class facility and what it provides is not only beneficial for Calgarians, but for the world," says Ken King, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Calgary Flames and gala co-chair/emcee. "I am really looking forward to this philanthropic evening that results such innovative and life-saving initiatives."

Through its leadership and support from the community, the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta has developed and or/implemented leading edge medical technology throughout Calgary. It coordinates cardiovascular science research, education, and patient care as an entity of both Alberta Health Services (Calgary) and the University of Calgary.

"The Beat Goes On Gala allows individuals to enjoy a great night out all while raising awareness and proceeds for such an incredible institute and cause, "says Tony Dilawri, partner with the Dilawri Group of Companies and gala-co-chair. "It has been over a decade since I received cardiac care from members at the Libin Institute and after receiving such incredible assistance and recovery, I believe in what it does and I am so thrilled to be a part of the gala again."

The Beat Goes On Gala will be held in the Palomino Room at the BMO Centre of Stampede Park. Last year's gala tickets and sponsorship opportunities sold out early. Act fast to ensure you do not miss the opportunity in 2015.

TICKETS: LibinBeat.ca
SPONSORSHIPS: Myrna Linder - mlinder@ucalgary.ca or 403-210-6055.

"The Beat Goes On Gala really is a testament to the spirit of our community," says Dr. Todd Anderson, Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta Director. "By partnering with our generous donors and sponsors, there is no limit to what we will be able to achieve together."

Jesse Cook is a Juno Award winning multi-tasking artist, composer, and producer. After two decades of criss-crossing the world in restless pursuit of inspiration, innovation and collaboration, the Paris-born, Toronto-raised Cook released his ninth studio album on April 28, 2015 which unites flamenco, classical, rumba, world beat, pop, blues, and jazz.

For more information on the Gala http://www.libinbeat.ca or @LibinBeat #LibinBeat

The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta

The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta coordinates cardiovascular science research, education and patient care as an entity of both Alberta Health Services (Calgary) and the University of Calgary. It provides education and training of health-care professionals and offers world-class treatment using new technologies and access to cardiac services. There are more than 150 basic research, clinicians, and clinical research members who serve two million people in southern Alberta, Saskatchewan, and eastern British Columbia. The institute is committed to developing outstanding cardiovascular health promotion and disease prevention programs by translating innovative research into novel health-care solutions. For more information, visit LibinInstitute.org and @LibinInstitute on Twitter.

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Photo #1 caption: The Beat Goes On Gala 2015 entertainment, Jesse Cook

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Photo #2 caption: The Beat Goes On Gala 2014 entertainment: Raine Maida (guitar)
and Chantal Kreviazuk (piano)

Contact Information

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