An amazing $9000 was raised at the James Wadland Night of Hearts!

The latest James Wadland Night of Hearts (JWNOH) event, was held on April 2, 2018.  This celebration, held annually on James’ birthday, was bigger than usual, due to the fact that this year, James would have celebrated his 40th birthday.

James’ wife Natalie, put on an amazing Arabian Nights’ themed event in her lovely home. While the event keeps James’ memory alive, it also raises money for The Baird Institute’s continuing important research.  There was a beautiful spread of Lebanese food and throughout the night belly dancers and drummers entertained us all.

Dr Michael Seco updated those present on research at The Institute particularly in the area of  Aortic Aneurysms, a condition that can take loved ones from us out of the blue.  Michael explained how some researchers with The Baird Institute are looking into the gene responsible for building our blood vessels, because understanding how genes influence aortic aneurysm development, will help identify a cure for this devastating blood vessel anomaly.

A big thank you to Natalie for her tireless fundraising for The Baird Institute. An extraordinary $9000 was raised at the JWNOH event this year.  We are ever so grateful not only for Natalie’s efforts but also for the all the attendees on the night who have contributed so much to life-saving heart research.   We thank you all for your generosity.