LOS ANGELES, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Heart Foundation, dedicated to building awareness of heart disease and raising funds to support lifesaving research, presents a rare musical evening with Grammy award-winning singer and actor Michael Buble, May 10, 2012, at The Hollywood Palladium. Event honors Kimberly and P.K. Shah, MD, Director of Cardiology and the Oppenheimer Atherosclerosis Research Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, with The Steven S. Cohen Humanitarian Award. The evening will feature a dinner show and concert by Buble and his orchestra along with a comedy performance by the versatile Dana Carvey. Ryan Seacrest will emcee and multi-award winning composer, singer, songwriter and record producer David Foster will present the award to the Shahs. Shelli and Irving Azoff, Mary Hart and Burt Sugarman and Inge and Franky Widjaja co-chair the event.
"P.K. and Kimberly truly embody all the Steven S. Cohen Humanitarian Award represents. They are an extraordinary couple, unparalleled in their compassion, generosity, humility and kindness. They work tirelessly to solve some of the world's most daunting problems, and not for notoriety, but because it is in their nature to help others without expecting anything in return," said Mark Litman, Chairman of The Heart Foundation and close friend of the late Steven Cohen. "With the participation of incredible entertainers such as Michael Buble and Dana Carvey," Litman continued, "this event promises to be an absolutely spectacular one not to be missed."
P.K. Shah, MD, Director of Cardiology and the Oppenheimer Atherosclerosis Research Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, is a gifted clinician, a brilliant researcher and a world-renowned cardiologist who spends his days sharing his wisdom with the next generation of medical professionals, healing the hearts of his patients in both physical and metaphorical ways, and engaging in life-saving research that will change medical history. Dr. Shah has spoken at conferences all over the world, is published globally, and has received numerous awards.
An accomplished businesswoman, community activist and devoted wife and mother, Kimberly Shah's greatest joy in life comes from dedicating her time to the service of others. The Shahs' philanthropy extends not only to heart-related causes but also to KOA (Kashmiri Overseas Association) which provides college tuition scholarships to Kashmiri refuge students in India as well as to women's cancer and diabetes research and several children's organizations.
Established in 1996 in memory of Steven S. Cohen who lost his life to Sudden Cardiac Death at the age of 35, The Heart Foundation's goal is to prevent, cure and eradicate heart disease, the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States today.
The Steven S. Cohen Humanitarian Award, named for the man whose sudden death transformed a community, was established to honor those who bring about change in the world and demonstrate a commitment to the betterment of humankind. Past recipients include: Wolfgang Puck, Berry Gordy, Kirk and Anne Douglas, Norman R. Brokaw, and Marshall Ezralow.
Individual tickets start at $1,000; tributes begin at $1,500; sponsorships and an exclusive VIP reception with Michael Buble and Dr. P.K. & Kimberly Shah are available. For tickets and information, please call The Heart Foundation at (818) 865-1100 or visit www.TheHeartFoundation.org.
SOURCE The Heart Foundation