$12,000 Raised for Gift of Life

Helping Others

Update: For the Ridgefield Press’ coverage of this story click here.

By Kathleen Graham

026-gift of life-081014On Wednesday, July 9th,  Dan Berta, President of Fairfield County Bank, presented a check for $3,000 to Rich Vazzana, President of the Rotary Club of Ridgefield, for their Gift of Life challenge.

Gift of Life International, a Rotarian sponsored organization, provides children all over the world, who are suffering from congenital heart disease, a chance to receive a lifesaving procedure that is performed at a discounted rate of approximately $6,000. This implausible price is because of the generosity of many hospitals and pediatric surgeons.  More than 16,000 children’s lives have been saved by this program.

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