Saturday October 28, 2017 from 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Empire Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel MacDonald
10065 100 Street Northwest
Edmonton, AB T5J 0N6
It is no secret why we call them superheroes.
Every child born with a complex structural heart malformation has a story. It is a profound journey through a whole host of different challenges. They have endured far more than most in their few short years than many will in a lifetime. When you consider how much adversity they have overcome and still have a smile on their face, it is clear that each of them has earned their superhero designation.
Every now and again, every superhero needs a break. Our hallmark event is Heart Heroes Camp, a medically-supervised summer camp for children born with heart disease. Camp was created to promote independence among campers and allow them to discover they aren’t alone – other kids have faced similar obstacles. Children whose medical histories are ingrained in their identity are able to just be kids.
Please suit up in your finest superhero attire and join us on October 28th in the Empire Ballroom at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald for our superhero soiree, a tribute to these incredible children. Proceeds will go towards funding events, like Heart Heroes Camp, for superheroes and their families. Your ticket includes excellent food, amazing music, and superb entertainment. We will have a silent auction with great items from the Edmonton Oilers, Edmonton Eskimos, WestJet, Cactus Club Cafe, and more!
Heart Heroes Camp
No child should be denied the experience of camp. Heart Heroes is a medically supervised camp specifically created for children born with heart disease. Camp was created to promote independence among campers, provide them a safe setting to socialize with their peers, and allow them to discover they aren’t alone – other kids have faced similar obstacles. This is accomplished through a variety of team-based events over a weekend – from arts and crafts to rock climbing and boating.
Children whose medical histories are ingrained in their identity are able to just be kids. Camp is an environment free from their parents’ vigilant gaze and their healthcare professionals incessant poking and prodding. For the weekend, nurses, therapists, and physicians, hang up their stethoscopes, leave their medical titles at home, and become camp counselors. This ensures that all the campers (and their parents) have to worry about is having fun.
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