The Brave Heart Fund (BHF) is a charitable fundraising initiative, established in November 2003, at the Children’s Heart Center at the American University of Beirut Medical Center
(AUBMC). The BHF helps cover the medical and/or surgical expenses for underprivileged children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease. (CHD)
“No child should die of heart disease because of a lack of funds”
To provide financial assistance to underprivileged children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease
To increase awareness about Congenital Heart Disease
Who do we help?
The Brave Heart Fund helps cover the cost of hospitalization and surgeries for children whose families qualify for financial aid at the AUBMC Social Services Office irrespective of gender, race, nationality or religious affiliation. Every day children are diagnosed with CHD; unfortunately but many are compelled to postpone their surgery due to a lack of resources.
The BHF has pledged to assist underprivileged children in any possible way for “no child should die of heart disease because of a lack of funds”
What we did?
- We saved over 3125 lives so far.
- We cover over 350 surgeries and interventional procedures every year, an average of one surgery/procedure per day.
- We make sure that 100% of donations are used to cover the cost of surgeries and medical interventions (100% Policy)
- We operate at 6% administrative overheads covered solely by sponsored events to maintain the 100% policy
The Brave Heart Fund has received awards in recognition of several accomplishments.
- Best NGO – BLOM Bank Beirut Marathon 2016 View Award
- Best Fundraiser - BDL Beirut Marathon 2015 View Award
- Best NGO - BDL Beirut Marathon 2014 View Award
- Greatest Achiever- BDL Beirut Marathon 2013 View Award
- Charity of the Year- BLOM Beirut Marathon 2012 View Award
- Greatest Achieving NGO - BLOM Beirut Marathon 2011 View Award
- Best Fundraiser- BLOM Beirut Marathon 2010 View Award
- Biggest Team & Most Funds Raised- BLOM Beirut Marathon 2009 View Award
- 101 Stories to Tell- March 2009 View Award
- Best Fundraiser- BLOM Beirut Marathon 2007 View Award
- Best Support Beirut Marathon 2005 View Award
- NGO of the Year – BLOM Beirut Marathon 2005 View Award