The Larry King Cardiac Foundation is pleased to announce that the King of Hearts Gala will take place on Saturday, November 15th, at Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles to celebrate both Larry King's 75th birthday and the 20th anniversary of The Larry King Cardiac Foundation.
The goal of the event is to raise money and awareness of the uninsured population who need quality cardiac care.
This year’s event will be hosted by Leeza Gibbons. The gala will feature performances by singers Paulina Rubio and Colbie Caillat, and special appearances by Tony Robbins and Drew Carey.
Los Angeles resident, Larry King, will present the Larry King Heart Award to Dr. Richard Zapanta, to honor him for his service to residents of East Los Angeles since 1979. Supervisor Gloria Molina will be presented with the Corazon de la Comunidad Award (Heart of the Community Award) for her commitment to building health policy that continues to improve the health of communities in Los Angeles and across the country. The Camino de Salud Partner Award (Road to Health Award) will be given to Dr. Alan Rothfeld.
“In these tough economic times, it is even harder on the underserved population in Los Angeles to get access to the medical care they need,” said Larry King, Jr., President of The Larry King Cardiac Foundation. “We are so grateful to have great partnerships with COPE and LAC+USC to make access to quality health care a reality for those less fortunate in our communities. This celebration of my father’s 75th birthday is also to raise awareness of the uninsured population, for whom healthcare is a privilege, rather than a right. The Foundation is there for them in their time of need.”
The event raises money to help provide much needed cardiac-related health services to the uninsured, under-insured and low income population of 1.2 million children and adults who live within the central region of Los Angeles Country. A large percentage of the LA County residents benefiting from the health care offered by the organizations are Latino.
The Larry King Cardiac Foundation was established in 1988 to provide funding for life-saving treatment for individuals, who, due to limited means or no insurance, would be otherwise be unable to receive the treatment and medical attention they so desperately need.
More info can be found at www.lkcf.org.