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Welcome to Harboring Hearts 



As the holiday season hits full swing and 2011 comes to a close, we look back and see what an extraordinary year it has been for Harboring Hearts.  Many exciting things happened this year and we are so thankful for the generosity of our supporters.  Thank you for believing in us and supporting our vision of helping heart patients and their families. 


We threw a series of great benefits this year, starting with the Winter Cocktail event during Heart Month (February) at the Rubin Museum of Art, our Summer Fete in the Hamptons and ending with an Oktoberfest celebration in Long Island.  These events, in addition to smaller fundraisers and hospital events continue to increase awareness about heart disease and raise funds to assist heart patients and their families with living expenses while undergoing heart surgery.


Our memorable experiences this year involved the amazing people we met and with whom we worked.  We hosted an arts & crafts event for pediatric heart patients at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at New York-Presbyterian.  


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We met a mother whose son underwent a dangerous but life-saving surgery.  We were able to provide a room at a hotel by the hospital for her and her son during the duration of the surgery and recovery period.  We are so thankful that he is fully recovered.


These are just a couple of events that were unforgettable occasions for our board members, donors, beneficiaries, friends and family. We are continually reminded of how far Harboring Hearts has come and how lucky we are to be working toward a common goal.  We could not have done any of this without the support of our partners, board members, advisors and volunteers.


Harboring Hearts has grown tremendously this year but we are always looking forward into the future.  There is still much work to be done to ensure that families have a place to stay while their loved ones undergo heart surgery. We will continue to strengthen our mission and expand our reach to help as many heart patients and families as possible.

As we all gather with family and friends and make resolutions for the New Year, please consider contributing to Harboring Hearts.  Your donation will allow us to greatly impact the recovery process for cardiac patients.  


Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year. 


Happy Holidays,


Yuki and Michelle

Other Ways to Support Harboring Hearts


Artful Vision

Harboring Hearts has teamed up with Artful Vision in offering creative gifts you will love giving and receiving this holiday season.

20% of every purchase will be donated to Harboring Hearts Housing simply by choosing our worthy cause when you get to check out.   


Baking for good 


Baking for Good is an online bakery that supports non-profit organizations like Harboring Hearts. Order cookie gifts, party favors, and treats for yourself for delivery nationwide, and 15% of the net proceeds from your purchase will be donated to a charity of your choice.  Make sure to choose Harboring Hearts at checkout!



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Each time you search the internet or shop online at one of our participating stores, a donation will be made to Harboring Hearts at no cost to you! You can be charitable this holiday season by downloading GoodSearch toolbar specifically for Harboring Hearts!


What You May Have Missed


We have started a blog on our website featuring posts from the founders and other Harboring Hearts team members.


We hope you enjoy our stories!



Get Involved!  


Donations: Your donations and continued support are greatly appreciated and critical to the success of Harboring Hearts. Please consider donating online or by check to:


Harboring Hearts Foundation, Inc.

333 West 52nd Street, Suite 700

New York, NY 10019


Volunteer:  To donate your time or to find out what you can do to help please fill out the form here.


Volume 2 / Issue 5

December 2011

Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide heart patients and their families with support through a home-like haven and a nurturing community of resources
In This Issue
Other Ways to Support Harboring Hearts
What You May Have Missed
Get Involved!




Michelle Javian


Yuki Kotani



Board of Directors


Michelle Javian


Yuki Kotani


Kevin Mallen


Roxana Mehran, M.D.


Ryan Melkonian


Jessica Melore


Megan Sterrett


Advisory Board 


Susan Camerata


Devon George


Yoshifumi Naka, M.D.


Cyrus Massoumi


William Sullivan



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