Project Heart: A Benefit for Cardiovascular Health in Ghana
On Friday September 11, 2009, ICHA hosted their first benefit at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco to support their groundbreaking outreach to Elmina, Ghana. An eclectic group of supporters from near and afar crowded the MoAD, enjoying an evening of music, African culture and insight into the cardiovascular disease challenge in the developing world. Local artists DJ Pleasuremaker and Señor Oz of Afrolicious generously provided entertainment for the evening. Guest speakers Ms. Josie Everett (Executive Director of Heart to Heart) and Dr. Stephen Raskin M.D. graciously shared their knowledge and experience in education-based outreach models and cardiovascular disease prevention respectively, while Mr. Kofi Glover brought Ghanaian culture to life for attendees.
ICHA would like to thank its supporters, volunteers and partners in making Project Heart a memorable success. The ICHA outreach team arrived in Elmina, Ghana on September 19 to commence a three week effort to train local health workers and assist communities in setting up sustainable cardiovascular health programs that will improve quality of life for thousands. Follow their journey on the ICHA blog.