Category Archives: Activities

Bike for Beirut with Lance Armstrong

Two months after the horrific explosion that hit the port of Beirut on August 4, cycling star Lance Armstrong visits Heartbeat during the Bike for Beirut tour, an initiative aiming to raise global awareness and funds for Lebanese NGOs Beit El Baraka, Offre Joie, Lebanese Red Cross, and Heartbeat.With more than 30 participants joining the […]

Everesting Lebanon by Maxime Chaya

On October 15, 2020, Lebanese explorer and Heartbeat’s ambassador, Maxime Chaya successfully completed the Everesting Lebanon challenge to raise awareness and funds for children born with heart disease. He was joined by a number of cyclists and runners who supported him in his mission. Starting at 5 AM, Max cycled for more than 13 hours […]

Trophy by Karim Chaya

The custom-made trophy, designed and generously donated by renowned industrial designer Karim Chaya, was offered to Heartbeat’s loyal partners during the recognition ceremonies of 2013 and 2014. A big thank you goes to Karim Chaya for creating such a beautiful piece.

Recognition Ceremony 2014

The recognition ceremony of the Heartbeat Association was held for the second year in the Nadege and Henri Obegi amphitheater at Hotel-Dieu de France. This year, the association honored its main partners in recognition of their commitment: Prof. Christian Brizard (Director of the Department of Cardiac Surgery, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne), Maxime Chaya (Explorer – […]

Recognition Ceremony 2013

On the 4th of March, Heartbeat held its first recognition reception at HDF to honor its main contributors and donors. The association acknowledged H.E. Layla Solh Hamade, Vice-president of Al Waleed Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation, H.E. Raymond Audi, President of Bank Audi, Mrs. Rose Choueiri, President of Choueiri Group, Mr. Hamid Kreydi, President of Casino […]

Celebrity Duets: Carine Rizkallah

The renowned performer Carine Rizkallah generously donated to Heartbeat her winnings in Season 3 of the popular TV show “Celebrity Duets”. For 12 weeks, she competed with great talent and style and won the sum of $14,000. Carine visited the children at the Hôtel-Dieu de France Hospital, where she received a very warm welcome from […]

Ali Kedami: Racing the Planet

After achieving great success in raising funds for Heartbeat with the De-feet Runners in 2015, ultra-marathon champion Ali Kedami has raised the bar even higher for his new solo challenge. His goal: contest four prestigious races around the world within one year!Ali successfully completed the Oman UTMB -the ’World’s toughest race’- covering 137 km and […]

Ambassadors running for a cause

Heartbeat Ambassador Maxime Chaya and more than 10 ambassadors and their spouses formed a relay team at the 16th edition of the Beirut Marathon to raise awareness about Heartbeat and children suffering from congenital heart disease. Determined and dedicated to the cause, they all trained as a team, and come race day, some ran the […]

A Chocolate Box from the Heart to the Heart

Launched by Eshmoon Holistics, “Men el Qalb lal Qalb” is a campaign promoting solidarity, social integration and children’s health through a collaboration between different Lebanese sectors and NGOs, standing together to help each other. The custom made heart-shaped pottery is crafted by people living with impairments at ‘arcenciel’ and filled with healthy vegan chocolate from […]

Kathia Rached: “Running for their hearts to beat”

After running for Heartbeat at the 2015 Beirut Marathon, ultra marathon Elite runner Kathia Rached set herself a new challenge to help children suffering from heart disease. From May 1st to May 7th, she crossed 250km through the intense heat and dryness of the Namibia desert successfully reaching the finish line ranking 2nd in her […]