The Larry King Cardiac Foundation Brings its Annual Gala to Homes Across the Nation
St. Jude Medical, Inc., a longtime supporter of the Foundation's gala events, has signed on as the underwriter of the party philanthropy initiative. These funds, along with all other gifts received through parties, will go directly toward patient service. With this strategy, LKCF can lower its operating costs and, as a result, save even more lives.
Larry King launched the Foundation in 1988 after suffering from a heart attack. Since its inception, LKCF has established unique partnerships with premier medical centers to identify and treat qualified candidates. As president, King, Jr. has placed an emphasis on securing medical supplies at little to no cost and negotiating reduced rates with healthcare providers in order to assist as many patients as possible.
The Foundation receives funding through grants, corporate sponsorships, special events, individual donations, eBay auctions, donations via its Web site and proceeds from Larry King's books and speaking engagements.
About the Larry King Cardiac Foundation
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 unable to receive the treatment and medical attention they so desperately need. Since its inception, The Larry King Cardiac Foundation has saved more than 700 individuals. For more information, visit www.lkcf.org.