Published on March 08, 2019

Altru’s Gala 2019 to Support Cardiology

Grand Forks, ND – Altru Health Foundation is excited to announce that Altru’s Gala 2019 will enrich lives one beat at a time by supporting cardiology. Along with the main event sponsor Alerus, Altru Health Foundation will host the fifteenth annual gala on September 28, 2019, at the Alerus Center.

Altru’s Gala 2019 will focus on improving cardiac care throughout the community and region through education, prevention screenings, technology and diagnostic equipment.

Generosity from donors at Altru’s Gala 2019 will increase the number of heart and vascular screenings offered to the public. These 90-minute ultrasound screenings require no prep work or pain but can detect possible complications before they develop into a major health issue. In addition, new diagnostic equipment will support patients who are receiving cardiac care and new technology will be used to educate patients about heart healthy living.

"Altru Health Foundation is thrilled to be supporting our world-class Cardiology Department through this year's Gala,” says Kristi Hall-Jiran, chief philanthropy officer at Altru Health System. “Heart disease is the leading cause of death in our country with few families untouched by this epidemic. We know the funds raised through this year's event will literally save lives through an increase in education, screening, early intervention and prevention. We look forward to a wonderful event that will benefit hundreds in our region for years to come!"

If you are interested in attending or sponsoring Altru’s Gala 2019 please contact the Altru Health Foundation at 701.780.5600 or foundation@altru.org.