Media Advisory - The Gold Heart Affair - Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of
the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

TORONTO, Oct. 7 /CNW/ - Adult Congenital Heart Disease effects one in every hundred Canadians. This year marks the 50th anniversary of innovative medical treatments that sets Canada and Toronto apart as a centre of excellence in treating this complex group of conditions. On October 7, 2009, the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre will host a fundraiser, The Golden Heart Affair to recognize Dr. John Evans, who pioneered a clinic for treatment of adult congenital heart disease in Canada, which has served as a model for clinics around the world.

    Date:  Wednesday, October 7, 2009

    Time:  6:30pm, Mezzanine (Reception)
           7:30pm, Courtyard Café (Dinner)

    Where: Windsor Arms Hotel
           18 St. Thomas Street
           Toronto, Ontario

    Who:   Dr. Erwin Oechslin, Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease
           Julie Sadler, Patient


For further information: For further information: about the event, please contact: Barbara Jesson or Gerald Crowell, Jesson + Company Communications Inc., Tel: (416) 323-7828, E: or

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