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12 Years of Service
Founded in 2005 by Hilda and Jose Ettedgui, MD, Patrons of the Hearts is a partnership between Wolfson Children’s Hospital and the University of Florida Pediatric Cardiovascular Center at Jacksonville. Wolfson Children’s and U of F donate the cost of inpatient hospitalization and physician services for heart repair, while Patrons of the Hearts covers the supplies, housing and incidentals for each child. Our program functions under the umbrella of the Baptist Health Foundation.
Artscapade is an annual event where art, music, fun, and love for children meet. Each year we celebrate the new lives of the children we've served and the donors that make it possible. Artscapade has been dubbed “the best party of the year!”
Check back for details on Artscapade 2018, a fun evening of theme inspired delights, and help us raise funds to continue to provide life-saving surgery to children with congenital heart defects from around the world.