The Operation Open Heart Fundraising Dinner has been the major fundraising event for the Operation Open Heart Foundation since 2018.
After a 3 year hiatus, a small team of Specialist Doctors from Australia flew in on March 23rd and returned on March 27th, 2023.
During this short visit, they conducted open heart surgery on 3 adults and two children.
This year’s fundraising dinner will be on 15th of April, 2023 at the APEC House where Australian Singing Sensation Daryl Braithwaite will be performing.
Operation Open Heart Foundation Director Corporate Affairs Isabelle Corcoran said that they had set K1M as the target for the fundraiser and so far they have raised K720, 000.
“We had a good response from business houses and we have sold 20 tables.”
“The funds that we raise go towards the work that the OOH Foundation does.”
“That includes hiring of the Doctors and the Nurses that work in the OOH program.”
“The funds also go to the support staff, purchasing of equipment that the hospital can procure, transportation for Doctors that go out to the provinces to do screen for heart patients.”
Corcoran said that the OOH Foundation also steps in to help patients that are unable to pay for their hospital fees.
She said that this fundraiser will help assist the great work that the Operation Open Heart team have been doing for the last 30 years.
She added that they don’t have any more fundraising events planned for this year for the Operation Open Heart.