Fashion Industries Guild of Cedars-Sinai

 

Your Dollars at Work

Proceeds from the event support the Fashion Industries Guild Congenital Heart Laboratory and Hal Kaltman Fashion Industries Guild Congenital Heart Research Endowment.

The Fashion Industries Guild Congenital Heart Laboratory and Hal Kaltman Fashion Industries Guild Congenital Heart Research Endowment will address congenital heart defects (the most common type of birth defect nationwide), affecting nearly one percent of U.S. births each year. Even 10 years ago, children born with congenital heart disease faced a future filled with pain from multiple open-heart surgeries, and in some cases, a life expectancy so shortened that they rarely outlived their need for pediatric-based care. Today, medical advances have dramatically prolonged survival for these children, and the Cedars-Sinai Pediatrics Department along with the Heart Institute is working to improve outcomes even further into adulthood. Support for the Laboratory and Research Endowment will advance the study of congenital heart disease and develop more minimally invasive treatments for patients from fetal to advanced age. By improving our capabilities to care for children with congenital heart disease, the need for open heart surgeries at each stage of life might be eliminated.