Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2012
Guard A Heart, Guardian of Heart Awards Pre- Oscar Benefit is THE event of Oscar Week. Around 1,500 guests from around the world come to honor luminaries in Heart Health awareness, prevention, research & philanthropy. The evening culminates with performances by top entertainers and rising stars, a silent auction, raffle and much more.
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012
5:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.
Location: Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Guard A Heart, a foundation dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease prevention, will be presenting the first Guardian of Hearts Award to Larry King in recognition of his contribution to saving lives through The Larry King Cardiac Foundation. Also being honored will be Dr. Louis Ignarro, co-recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for demonstrating the signaling properties of nitric oxide to improve cardiovascular health and prevent heart disease. His ground-breaking work— the basis for his 2005 best-selling book, NO More Heart Disease— established Dr. Ignarro as perhaps the world’s leading authority on the nutritional approach to cardiac wellness.
The exclusive gala represents the launch of Guard A Heart’s “Know Your Risk, Save A Life” campaign to raise awareness about the importance of effective risk assessment in preventing heart attacks. Douglas Harrington, M.D., CEO of Aviir Heart Laboratories, Phil Tsao, Associate Professor of Cardiology and Tom Quertermous, M.D., Head of Cardiology Research at Stanford University will present the award to Mr. Larry King. Aviir is a biotechnology company founded by cardiologists and scientists at Stanford University, dedicated to the prevention of cardiovascular disease through innovative laboratory tests.Corporate Sponsors Kyani will be presenting Dr. Ignarro with his award; representing Kyani are Lora Thomas, Chris Cannon and Senior Vice President of Marketing Steven Hatch.
Guard a Heart is a non-profit foundation established in 2011. More information can be found at http://www.guardaheart.org. This event is not affiliated with the 2012 Academy Awards.
"We Support The H.O.M.E. Foundation"
About The H.O.M.E. Foundation:
The Helping Others Means Everything, or The H.O.M.E. Foundation, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping our Family of Charities. Frank Verdugo, President of The HOME Foundation, wants to help as many worthy charities as possible as they struggle during these tough economic times. Frank Verdugo helps raise funds through luxury dream home raffles, prizes, and high profile celebrity events in Hollywood... "Our mission is to help charities reach their fundraising goals and to bring awareness to their praiseworthy causes." Please visit our Dream Home Raffle at: http://www.HOMEFoundationRaffle.com and http://www.facebook.com/HOMEFoundationRaffle.
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