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Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Albertato host The Beat Goes On Gala

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta will host its third annual The Beat Goes On Gala on Saturday, September 10, 2016 in the Palomino Room at the BMO Centre in Stampede Park.

As an entity of the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services (Calgary), the Libin Institute is responsible for all cardiovascular science research, education, and care delivery in Calgary.

With The Beat Goes On Gala being one of Calgary’s most prestigious fundraising events, the evening will commence with a cocktail reception that will include entertainment from Johnny Summers and the opportunity to mingle with individuals from the community. Following the reception, attendees will be treated to a four course meal prepared by the Stampede’s Executive Chef, Derek Dale and musical performances from nine-year old child prodigy/flamenco guitarist, Harry Knight and the event’s main musical act, JUNO-Award winning artist Jim Cuddy and his group, The Jim Cuddy Trio.

Proceeds from this year’s gala will support patients born with heart defects as they advance from adolescence to adulthood, and to proper resources and infrastructure for its biomedical engineering researchers.

“The Beat Goes On Gala’s proceeds have allowed our researchers and clinicians to achieve greatness in a variety of cardiac research and care initiatives; however, while we’ve been successful, cardiovascular disease remains the world’s leading cause of death,” says the Libin Institute’s Director, Dr. Todd Anderson. “I ask Calgarians to once again come together to enjoy a fantastic evening out, but also to be the catalyst for innovative research and lifesaving patient care.”

The Institute is honoured to once again have Tony Dilawri of the Dilawri Auto Group and Ken King of the Calgary Flames as co-chairs for 2016. The Gala could also not be put on without our implementation partners, the Calgary Health Trust and the University of Calgary.

Individual tickets and sponsorship opportunities are going fast, but are still available through libinbeat.ca.

For more information on The Beat Goes On Gala please go to libinbeat.ca or @LibinBeat.

Event Contact: Dave Howard, The Event Group, W: 403-543-1509, C: 403-620-4255.

The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta coordinates cardiovascular science research, education, and patient care as an entity of both Alberta Health Services (Calgary) and the University of Calgary. It provides education and training of healthcare professionals, offers world-class treatment using new technologies, and access to cardiac services. There are more than 175 basic research, clinicians, and clinical research members who serve two million people in southern Alberta, Saskatchewan, and eastern British Columbia. The Libin Institute is committed to developing outstanding cardiovascular health promotion and disease prevention programs by translating innovative research into novel healthcare solutions. For more information, visit libininstitute.org and @LibinInstitute on Twitter.

Jim Cuddy is a multi-JUNO Award winning artist who is widely respected as one of Canada’s best contemporary rock songwriters. After launching a solo career in 1998, he released three critically acclaimed albums that showcase a more personal side of his artistry. Cuddy's voice, always a voluptuous instrument, has never sounded better and proves he ranks with the best our country has to offer.

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