Bahamas stamps on The Sir Victor Sassoon Heart Foundation

\"\"Bahamas will release a set of 4 stamps on 12th Feb.2011 on the occasion of 50th Anniversary of The Sir Sassoon Heart Foundation. Over the past 50 years the Sassoon Heart Foundation has helped thousands of children in the Bahamas who have heart disease. It has provided clinics to identify heart problems in children and when needed, the Foundation has paid for the heart surgeries that have meant a full and rewarding life to so many.When Sir Victor Sassoon Bart GBE died from heart complications in 1961, his widow Lady Sassoon requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the local heart association in his memory. When Princess Margaret Hospital phoned to tell her there was no heart charity in the Bahamas, Lady Sassoon took it upon herself to create one. The Sassoon Heart Foundation, in addition to paying for life saving surgeries for children has also purchased diagnostic machines and items to promote heart care for the Hospital. The Sassoon Heart Foundation is an all volunteer organization. Of every dollar raised by the Foundation for the young patients, over 97% goes directly to pay for the life saving surgeries.

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