Save a Child's Heart (SACH) is an Israeli-based non-profit organization that has emerged as a world leader in providing urgent life-saving cardiac surgery for infants and children from under-privileged areas at no cost. SACH saves lives by performing over 200 surgeries annually, both in Israel and in partnering countries. SACH also trains medical personnel in developing countries with the goal of establishing centres of competence. By mending hearts regardless of race, nationality, or financial status, SACH contributes to a better, more peaceful and productive life for children from around the world.
One of SACH’s biggest initiatives is their young professional-run Bowl Your Heart Out bowling tournament, organized by the SACH Leadership Board to advance, promote awareness, and raise funds for Save a Child's Heart. Founded by Madison Diamond and Sarah Jacobs in 2008, the event has raised over $335,000 over four years, successfully saving the lives of more than 30 children. “"It is a small effort to raise money, but what is not small is the importance and the impact that the money raised by this event has on the children receiving treatment and their families,” said SACH Volunteer and Leadership Board Member Ari Diamond. “Watching the children's progression from sick to healthy was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life; the doctors, volunteers, and donors around the world should be very proud of what they have accomplished.”
At this year’s event, over $85,000 was raised to support live saving cardiac surgery for 7 children.