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A Night with Ronny Turiaf for Heart-to-Heart Foundation

A life-threatening heart condition nearly ended Ronny Turiaf’s professional career before it began.

His health scare and successful open-heart surgery inspired the New York Knicks center to become a passionate advocate for heart-health awareness.

Tonight, his Heart-to-Heart Foundation is holding its first-ever fundraiser at The Lincoln Center in Spokane, WA.

“A Night with Ronny Turiaf” is designed to raise funds for the Ronny Turiaf Heart to Heart Foundation, which provides health services, such as heart surgeries, EKGs, and ECHO cardiac screenings and defibrillators to children and schools in need.

The foundation was established in August 2009 to provide medical care for children who do not have health insurance and cannot afford the care that they so desperately need.

When I interviewed Ronny for a cover story for Heart Insight magazine, he told me he established the foundation because “I told myself that if I was financially stable enough, I would do whatever I could to help others.”

Ronny is truly a good guy with a big heart.

He continues to raise awareness about life-threatening heart conditions, and to fund prevention, detection, and treatment for those in need.

If you can’t make it to the fundraiser to hear Cedric “The Entertainer” roast Ronny, you can still make a donation to help his cause, as I have done.