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June 29, 2011

My participation occured as a volunteer and as a representative for the schools culinary arts programs. The Heart Research Institute provided a great opportunity for students to participate in their Heart of a Chef event. Top culinary students from two high schools in our student organization, Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) were able to compete in an "Iron Chef" competition, preparing a heart healthy meal that was judged and a winner received a prize. We also provided an opportunity for middle school students to display fruit and vegetable carvings, of which a winner received a prize. This brought many families to the event to learn about heart healthy food preparation and heart healthy eating habits.

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the feedback from the students and their families who participated and attended the event

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broaden the publicity base and try to reach more citizens of this community

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June 29, 2011

Throughout the year, they have many fun events that are well attended. This brings in a lot of new supporters.

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nothing

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June 29, 2011

I began my involvement with Miami Heart Research Institute in 2008 when I met Sallie Byrd who asked me to host a kick off for a new event they had created called 'Limo to Lunch'. Sallie and her team have kept me involved and in the loop of the organization since then. I was impressed by the outreach for awareness of heart health that the organization provides. They also made a point of inviting my employees at the time in to be evaluated.

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It had been years since I had had a total physical examination and as a result of getting a jump start from a Miami Heart Research Institute off site evaluation, I finally booked an appointment with my physician. It put my mind at ease. Miami Heart Research Institute helped remind me of the importance of one's health!

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Hearty Congratulations! They could always use more money! :-)

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June 29, 2011

I was a Teaching Assistant for eight University of Miami students working on a marketing plan for the "Heart of a Chef" event for the Heart Research Institute. Sallie Byrd and Staci Ehrenkrantz of the organization were extraordinarily helpful to the students' professional growth and have an evident passion for their work. Both communicated regularly and effectively with our team and provided us with all the information needed on their organization. I also had the pleasure of being invited with the students to the "Heart of a Chef" event and had a wonderful time experiencing an exciting and educational event organized by the institute.

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my attendance at the "Heart of a Chef" event and my collaboration with the institute - both are clear examples of the dedication and passion of this organization.

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make sure everyone knows of this organization and the great things it does for the community!

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June 29, 2011

I have co-chaired two years in a row the Heart of a Chef event to raise awareness on heart healthy eating. We have held the event at the Museum of Science so as to make it a family event and thus educate children as well. Tremendous community support and turnout is a hallmark of the event.

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raising the awareness of public school children.

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We need to raise more funds to expand staff and therefore expand the services it offers.

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