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2019

January Receipt of last payment to foundation following death and bequest.
Total between 2016 and 2019: € 1,400,000.00.
January “Eighth Vietnam Congress of Congenital and Structural Heart Disease” in Da Nang. Organised by Prof. Trong-Phi Lê, with support from the Foundation
10 March Donations collected on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the VinaFFaM women’s club in Munich.
Proceeds: € 2,000.00.
April Talk by Dr Erich Lejeune at the University and at the General Hospital in Da Nang. Subject: Motivation and medicine.
30 July Honorary professorship of the University of Da Nang awarded to Dr Erich Lejeune at a ceremonial event.
10 October Inauguration of a modern ultrasound machine at the new Heart Centre in Da Nang.
10 October Lecture by Prof. Heinrich Netz at the University in Da Nang.
11 October Prof. Erich Lejeune, Prof. Heinrich Netz and Dr Irène Lejeune visit the “Heart for Heart Children’s Heart Unit” of the University Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.
22 October Prof. Jürgen Hörer and his team at the German Heart Centre perform open-heart surgery on two-year-old Abdourahman from Gambia.
10 November Abdourahman returned home to Gambia in good health with his father.
8 December Advent benefit concert with the Tölz Boys’ Choir and tenor Julian Prégardien at the Church of St Ursula in Schwabing, Munich.
Proceeds: € 121,700.00.

2018

April First visit and tour of the newly built Heart Centre in Da Nang by Dr Erich Lejeune and Dr Trong-Phi Lê.
April The screening programme of Da Nang General Hospital is expanded to cover the Highlands and various provinces.
April Talk by Dr Erich Lejeune at the University of Da Nang on the subject of “Motivation and medicine”.
11 April Dr Trong-Phi Lê awarded honorary professorship of the University of Da Nang during a ceremonial event.
November Lecture by Prof. Rüdiger Lange from the German Heart Centre Munich at the University of Da Nang on the subject of “Minimally invasive cardiac surgery”.
16 November Ballet benefit gala with the “Bavarian Junior Ballet Munich” at the Cuvilliés Theatre, Munich. The Bavarian Junior Ballet is a collaboration with the Heinz Bosl Foundation, the Bavarian State Ballet, and the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. The ballet company performed for free.
Proceeds: € 67,565.00.

2017

9 March Total of €675.00 collected in celebration of a birthday.
11 May Symposium and lecture by Prof. Heinrich Netz at the University of Da Nang. Subject: “Electrocardiography”.
26 October 14th general meeting.
November Operation on a young boy (3 years old) from Mongolia at the German Heart Centre Munich.
1 December Benefit concert with the Tölz Boys’ Choir at the Church of St Ursula Schwabing, Munich. German chef Alfons Schuhbeck donated mulled wine, punch and soup following the concert.
Proceeds: € 56,720.00.

2016

January At the opening of the Würmtal Centre in Martinsried, “Leberkäs rolls” supplied by vinzenzmurr butchers were sold in aid of the Foundation.
Proceeds: € 2,000.00.
12 March On the occasion of Prof. Heinrich Netz leaving the University Hospital of Großhadern, Munich, as Director of Paediatric Cardiology and Intensive Care, a patient of many years donated €300.00 to the Foundation as a gesture of appreciation.
June Donations totalling €16,200.00 received on the occasion of Dr Irène Lejeune’s round birthday.
16 September Lecture and workshop by Prof. Heinrich Netz at the University in Ho Chi Minh City.
19 September “Live Case Workshop” in Da Nang, organised by Dr Trong-Phi Lê. With support from the Foundation.
24 November Festive ceremony to celebrate 10 years of the humanitarian work of “Herz für Herz - Stiftung für Leben!” at the General Hospital Da Nang.
1 December 13th general meeting: 127 members.
11 December Benefit concert with the Tölz Boys’ Choir at the Church of St Ursula Schwabing, Munich. German chef Alfons Schuhbeck donated mulled wine, punch and soup following the concert.
Proceeds: € 70,000.00.

2015

9 January Donation of €2,000.00 to the Foundation on the occasion of a round birthday.
September Donation of €1,465.00 to the Foundation in celebration of a birthday.
October Donation of €350.00 to the Foundation on the occasion of a round birthday.
12 November Dr Erich Lejeune awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Ho Chi Minh City.

Delivery and inauguration of a new cardiac catheterisation lab at the University Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.
15 November Delivery of a portable ultrasound machine to the General Hospital of Da Nang.
25 November The Board of Trustees of the Foundation agrees to subsidise the research project, “Interventional ductal occlusion for premature babies in an incubator”, at the German Heart Centre Munich.
4 December Fashion store Eckerle in Munich collects €120.00 in aid of the Foundation on its “Open day”.

Ballet benefit gala at the National Theatre of the Bavarian State Opera Munich. Performance of the ballet “Onegin”.
Proceeds: € 70,435.00.
10 December 12th general meeting.

2014

July Delivery of six lead aprons with accessories to the General Hospital in Da Nang.
Value: € 11,273.13
29 November Benefit gala at the National Theatre of the Bavarian State Opera Munich. Performance of the ballet “Lady of the Camellias”.
Proceeds: € 1,060,000.00 (€ 950,000.00 from Mrs Evi Brandl).
“Heart for Heart Award” presented to Dr Ursula Bares-Rauen for her services and honorary work for the Foundation.
10 December 11th general meeting: 124 members.

2013

29 March Honorary doctor titles awarded at the University of Da Nang to founder and chair of the Board of Trustees, Dr Erich Lejeune, and to Dr Wolfgang Heubisch, former Bavarian State Minister for Science, Research and the Arts.
30 March Second “Heart for Heart Award” presented in a ceremony to Dr Trong-Phi Lê for his generous services to the “Heart for Heart Children’s Heart Unit” in Da Nang.
30 March Grand opening of the new cardiac catheterisation lab at the “Heart for Heart Paediatric Heart Unit” of the General Hospital in Da Nang, supported by Philips Healthcare.
April On the 10th anniversary, Ines Schröder, a young student from Emsland, painted a large “Heart for Heart” picture for the Foundation.
May Bequest of € 7,010.00 to the Foundation.
June CHF 1,511.00 and € 730.00 collected on the occasion of a round birthday.
8 September Every three years, Munich’s Butchers’ Guild celebrates the graduation of its young butchers at the Fishbrunnen fountain on Marienplatz square. During the subsequent festivities at Viktualienmarkt, “Leberkäs” rolls were sold by the Butchers’ Guild and Munich’s vinzenzmurr butchers in aid of the Foundation under the motto, “Leberkäs in aid of the Heart for Heart Foundation for Life”. Proceeds: € 10,000.00.
24 October 10th general meeting: 133 members.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the Foundation, the Board of the Circle of Friends thanked Dr Erich Lejeune for his generous donation of € 500,000.00. This donation facilitated the completion of the second cardiac catheterisation lab in Da Nang.
8 – 10 November On the occasion of the traditional “Fascination Handicraft” arts and crafts exhibition in Geitau near Bayerischzell, funds were raised in aid of the Foundation.
8 December Ballet benefit gala at the National Theatre of the Bavarian State Opera Munich. Performance of the ballet “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.
Proceeds: € 69,440.00.
15 December Christmas concert at the Church of St Maximilian in Munich in aid of the Foundation.

2012

2 – 4 February On the occasion of the Leonhardi Market in Wildbad Kreuth, funds were raised under the motto “Fascination Handicraft”.
Proceeds: € 570.00.
27 February – 1 March Academic teacher training at the Medical University in Ho Chi Minh City led by members of the team at LMU Munich, and sponsored by “Heart for Heart – Foundation for Life!”.
5 April Mrs Franziska Blechinger, owner of “Julianne’s Moden” fashion store, organised a tombola on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the Brienner quarter.
Proceeds: € 1,550.00.
13 October Ballet benefit gala at the National Theatre of the Bavarian State Opera Munich. Performance of the ballet “La Bayadère” by Ludwig Minkus.
Proceeds: € 65,245.00.
27 November 9th general meeting.

2011

February Operation on abandoned baby Grace-Angel (one year old) in Johannesburg.
May Cardiac catheterisation of Oana (7 years old) at Großhadern Hospital.
22 May Honorary professorship awarded to Prof. Heinrich Netz by the University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMP) in Ho Chi Minh City.
24 May Portable blood gas analyser supplied by the Radiometer company presented to the “Heart for Heart Children’s Heart Unit” in Da Nang.
23 July Benefit concert by “Blind Musicians Munich” at All Saints Church Munich.
Proceeds: € 22,730.00.
25 October SpVgg Unterhaching sports club played a cup game under the motto “Haching plays with Heart”.
Proceeds: € 1,000.00.
4 November Fundraising campaign under the motto “Arts & crafts show a heart for children with heart disease” at the “Fascination Handicraft” Leonhardi Market in Geitau near Bayrischzell.
Proceeds: € 759.00.
26 November Ballet benefit gala at the National Theatre of the Bavarian State Opera Munich. Performance of “The Nutcracker” by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky.
Proceeds: € 100,000.00.
27 November Donation from the town of Garching at an event.
Proceeds: € 500.00.
29 November 8th general meeting.

2010

January Open-heart surgery on 10 children in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Costs: € 100,000.00.
21 January Operation on Le Thi Bich Nhan (14 years old) at the “Heart for Heart Children’s Heart Unit” of Da Nang General Hospital.
May/June Visit to LMU Munich by a delegation from the universities of Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. Aside from workshops, there was a visit to Siemens Healthcare in Erlangen.
26 August Benefit gala, “Motorsports enthusiasts help children”, at Salzburgring.
Proceeds: € 5,000.00.
23 November Benefiz-Dinner in London der Rugby-Legenden Bakkies Botha und Victor Mattfield zu Gunsten herzkranker Kinder.
5 December Ballet benefit gala at Cuvilliés Theatre Munich.
Performance of excerpts from ballet literature.
Proceeds: € 120,800.00 (HypoVereinsbank € 40,000.00).
December Death of “Eduard Martin Arneth”.
Donation: € 3,475.00.
8 December 7th general meeting: 152 members.

2009

17 March Benefit film showing of “The Story of John Rabe”. Organisers: Steffen and Soo Long Kuchenreuther.
Proceeds: € 6,000.00.
April Collaborative agreement between LMU Munich and the Medical Faculty of the University of Da Nang, supported by the Foundation.
13 May Piano benefit concert at the Hubertus Hall of Nymphenburg Palace in Munich. Piano duet by Anja Hillbrandt and Rolf Koehnen. Hosted by: Thomas Darchinger.
Juni Collaborative agreement between LMU Munich and the Medical University in Ho Chi Minh City.
13 June “Cup of Children’s Hearts”, Munich children play football as part of the city’s foundation festival in aid of the Foundation’s South Africa project.
Proceeds: € 4,000.00.
Jan-Oct Open-heart surgery on 11 children in Johannesburg.
Costs: € 100,000.00.
19 October € 126,775.31 bequeathed to the Foundation.
21 October Presentation of the first “Heart for Heart Award” to Albertina Sisulu on the occasion of her 91st birthday.
14 November Opera benefit gala at the Bavarian State Opera Munich. Performance of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”.
Proceeds: € 157,400.00.
24 November Simbaby simulator donated to the research team of the Paediatric Cardiology department and the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit of Großhadern Hospital Munich. Value: € 30,380.70.
December Workshops by LMU Munich at the universities of Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang.
8 December Honorary doctor titles bestowed upon Dr Irène Lejeune and Prof. Heinrich Netz by the University of Da Nang.
10 December Installation of the BATEC blood gas analyser at the General Hospital in Da Nang, donated by the Foundation. Value: USD 23,537.00.
16 December 6th general meeting.

2008

7 February Cheque for €30,000.00 presented by HypoVereinsbank.
12 March Presentation of the smallest portable ultrasound machine, ACUSON P10, by Dr Stephan Feldhaus from Siemens Medical Solutions Erlangen.
1 June CD of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op 125, released by the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra Munich (BSM) and the choir of Munich’s Pestalozzi Grammar School. One euro from every CD goes to “Heart for Heart – Foundation for Life!”.
July To celebrate the birthday of Klaus Lutz, CEO of the BayWa company, Mr & Mrs Lutz and their invited guests raised a total of € 500,000 for the Foundation.
17 July Symposium at the General Hospital in Da Nang, Vietnam, sponsored by the Foundation.
2 August Charity golf tournament at Odelzhausen Golf Club, initiated by Irmtraud Peters-Greim and Dr Robert Greim.
Proceeds: € 17,500.00.
6 September Charity golf tournament at the Royal Mougins Golf Club, Cannes, initiated by Ute, Karl-Heinz and Cathy Noll.
Proceeds: € 97,365.00 (€ 25,000.00 from UBS Zürich).
18 October Sale of pumpkin soup at Viktualienmarkt, organised by Elisabeth Sigrüner (Fruitique company), Ziemann’s cooking school, and Zöttl bakery. Proceeds: € 4,000.00.
October A young Vietnamese paediatrician from Da Nang spent seven weeks in advanced training with Prof. Heinrich Netz at Großhadern Hospital. The residential stay was funded by the Foundation.
November € 2,000.00 bequeathed to the Foundation by Elise Burck.
November South Africa Project – first interaction with the “Walter Sisulu Foundation” (WSPCCA) in Johannesburg, and the Groote Schuur Hospital and Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Town.
21 November Ballet benefit gala at the National Theatre of the Bavarian State Opera Munich.
Performance of “Romeo and Juliet”.
Proceeds: € 102,695.00.
2 December 5th general meeting: 141 members.
December Candles and scented pillows sold in aid of the Foundation by René, Eliane and André Kilchenmann, Boutique LA NUANCE SA in Lucerne.
Proceeds: CHF 900.00.

2007

8 March Presentation of the Foundation on the occasion of the 24th Munich Doctor-Patient Forum at the Bayerischer Hof hotel Munich.
15 March Munich Business School (MBS) benefit gala at the Four Seasons hotel in Munich. The benefit gala was organised by 11 students in association with a social project of the MBS.
Proceeds: € 23,540.00.
29 March Minister President Dr Edmund Stoiber unveiled the “Heart for Heart – Foundation for Life!” at a reception held at the German Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam.
1 September Sale of plum tray bake at Munich’s Viktualienmarkt.
Proceeds: € 4,000.00.
8 September Charity golf tournament at the Royal Mougins Golf Club, Cannes, initiated by Ute, Karl-Heinz and Cathy Noll.
Proceeds: € 78,000.00.
24 November Official ceremony to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Children’s Heart Unit in Da Nang.
27 November 4th general meeting: 135 members.
8 December Sale of mulled wine at Munich’s Viktualienmarkt.
Initiators: Elisabeth Sigrüner of the Fruitique store and Zöttl bakery.
Proceeds: € 1,075.00.
11 December Opera benefit gala at the Bavarian State Opera Munich.
Performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Magic Flute”.
Proceeds: € 78,348.00.
14 December During its Christmas party, the Social Activities Committee of Eurofighter Jagdflugzeuge GmbH collected € 1,902.00 for the Foundation.
23 December Led by Petra Kronwitter, the SportScheck Riding School Munich organised a mini tournament under the motto, “Children riding for children with heart disease”.
Proceeds: € 638.95.

2006

19 January The Board of Trustees of the “Heart for Heart – Foundation for Life!” resolves to create a children’s cardiology ward at a hospital in Vietnam.
18 February Opera benefit gala in aid of the “Heart for Heart – Foundation for Life!”.
Performance of Vincenzo Bellini’s “Norma” at the Bavarian State Opera. Patron: Bavarian Minister President, Dr Edmund Stoiber.
Proceeds: € 152,000.00.
14 March Presentation of the Foundation on the occasion of the 23rd Munich Doctor-Patient Forum at the Bayerischer Hof hotel Munich.
16 June Donations from guests on the occasion of Dr Irène Lejeune’s round birthday.
Proceeds: € 18,400.00.
22 June Invited to Tegernsee lake by Dr Irène Lejeune, the Consular Corps Ladies Club of Bavaria (CCLC) donated € 270,00 in appreciation of the occasion.
11 July Supported by the Foundation, Ramzia (16 years old) from Afghanistan underwent successful surgery at the German Heart Centre in Munich.
2 August Siemens AG Medical Solutions in Erlangen pledged support for the Foundation’s project in Vietnam with a financial contribution and cardiac catheterisation lab.
14 August The Social Activities Committee of Eurofighter Jagdflugzeuge GmbH raised
€ 1,660.00 for the Foundation at various events.
6 September Presentation of the book, “The Gourmet Pope – To Serve is my Life” by Gerd Käfer and Dr Erich Lejeune. For every book sold, 50 euro cents go to the Foundation.
9 September Charity golf tournament in aid of the Foundation at the Royal Mougins Golf Club, Cannes, initiated by Ute, Karl-Heinz and Cathy Noll.
Proceeds: € 53,000.00.
20 September Helga Kreitmair, former host of the Winzerer Fähndl tent at the Octoberfest, invited a group of ladies to the Kuffler family wine tent, who spontaneously raised € 2,000.00.
14 October Prix International “Pour les Enfants” of the Ordre de Saint Fortunat and the Otto Eckart Foundation in Vienna awarded to Dr. Irène Lejeune. The award, endowed with € 10,000.00, went to the Foundation.
18 October Presentation of the book “I love Rock ’n’ Roll – No time to get old” by Peter Kraus and Dr Erich Lejeune. For each book sold, 50 cents go to the Foundation.
15 November Third general meeting: 120 members.
24 November Opening of the children’s heart unit of the “Heart for Heart – Foundation for Life!” at the General Hospital in Da Nang, Vietnam.
1 December Ballet benefit gala at the National Theatre of the Bavarian State Opera Munich.
Performance of “Swan Lake” by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky.
Guests donate € 58,955.00.

2005

26 February –
13 March
“Help with Self-Help” at the Heart Centre in Dar es Salaam initiated by a team of eight doctors from the German Heart Centre Munich, supported by the Foundation.
March Online auction organised by watch manufacturer A. Lange & Sons in Glashütte, auctioning a “Lange 1 Honoris Cauca” watch in aid of the Foundation.
8 March Presentation of the Foundation on the occasion of the 22nd Munich Doctor-Patient Forum at the Bayerischer Hof hotel Munich.
5 June Charity golf tournament, St Eurach Golf Club, Iffeldorf, under the motto, “A Heart for Hopeful Hearts”, initiated by Randi and Harry Valérien.
The proceeds were split 50:50 between the “Heart for Heart – Foundation for Life!” and the Ronald McDonald Children’s House, Munich.
5 June Second “SPAR” fun run – “Munich runs for the Heart of a Child”.
21 July As part of an event organised by Kaufmanns Casino Munich, attendees agreed to donate the event fee of € 1,932.00 to the Foundation.
July/August Three children from Vietnam with severe heart defects successfully treated at Großhadern Hospital.
1 September Around € 1,000.00 donated by a happy couple on the occasion of their rose wedding anniversary.
13 September Bridge tournament organised by Mrs Eva Schilling.
Bankhaus Reuschel Munich.
3 November Operation Damir (5 years old) from Kazakhstan.
The Meise Foundation donated € 8,000.00 for this operation.
14 November DIFA (Deutsche Immobilien Fonds AG) charity auction at Riem-Arcaden shopping centre. Under the patronage of Lord Mayor Christian Ude, pictures drawn by the children of the Riem Integration Shelter were auctioned in aid of the Foundation.
Proceeds: € 2,230.00.
21 November Second general meeting: 87 members.
22 November A total of € 12.000.00 donated by guests at the birthday celebration for Peter Trautmann, Managing Director of Flughafen München GmbH.
8 December Advent fundraiser in the ballroom of the Hofbräuhaus am Platzl in Munich. Food and beverages donated by Hofbräu and the Hofbräuhaus am Platzl. All musicians and artists performed free of charge.
Proceeds: € 53,000.00.

2004

15 March Operation Louna (10 years old) from Haiti.
15 March Dinner with heart specialists from Norway hosted by the Royal Norwegian Consulate.
30 April Operation Tamymaa (2 years old) from Palestine.
1 May Contact established with the General Secretariat of the German Red Cross in Berlin regarding support, especially in the Third World.
19 May Operation Evza (one year old) from Kosovo.
11 June Operation Madjid (27 years old) from Algeria.
20 June “SPAR” fun run – “Munich runs for the Heart of a Child”.
24 August Contact with the Committee of the global “Terre des Hommes” organisation in Zürich.
6 October Tombola in aid of the Foundation on the occasion of the 125-year anniversary of the Munich Professional Fire Brigade.
Octoberfest “t.v.münchen” auctioned the traditional costumes worn by its presenters in 2003.
Net proceeds went to the Foundation.
20 October Vernissage “Variations in Colours and Forms” by Maria M.P. Stritter.
30% of the proceeds from sale of the pictures went to the Foundation.
November Circus Baldoni guested in Munich, donating a percentage of the entrance fees to the Foundation.
22 November First general meeting: 43 members.
5 December Opera benefit gala in aid of the “Heart for Heart – Foundation for Life!”.
Performance of Gaetano Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” at the Bavarian State Opera.
Proceeds: € 100,000.00.
18 December Advent benefit concert for BMW Munich branch at the Church of St Anna in Lehel. Of the donations received, € 52,000.00 went to the Foundation.
22 December A total of € 6,000.00 donated from the celebration of a 60th birthday.

2003

28 July Founding meeting of the Circle of Friends of the “Heart for Heart – Foundation for Life!”.
13 September Children’s festival at the German Heart Centre Munich. Tombola in aid of the Foundation.
5 November Preliminary non-profit status granted by Munich corporate tax office.
6 November Entry in Register of Associations of Munich District Court.
9 November Operation Witness (3 years old) from Tanzania.
11 November Press conference at the German Heart Centre Munich.
Public unveiling of the Foundation.
24 November Visit from the Health Ministry of Tanzania, Anna Margarth Abdallah and Dr Ferdinand Masau from Tanzania Heart Institute to the German Heart Centre Munich.
3 December Operation Cosmin (6 months old) from Romania.
14 December Sale of mulled wine at Munich’s Christmas market.
22 December Operation Ward (5½ years old) from Palestine.
31 December Number of members: 11.

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