2014 Children’s HeartLink Gala

EVENT: The 2014 HeartLink Gala was held on November 15 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

CAUSE: Children’s HeartLink trains doctors and nurses in underserved parts of the world to treat children with heart disease and supports the development of medical centers to provide pediatric care.

FLASH DANCE: This year’s event focused its efforts on Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, HeartLink’s first partner in India—a surprise flash-mob dance by the Bollywood Dance Scene set an energetic tone for the evening.

EATING WELL: The gala included a culinary-themed silent auction, where attendees bid on private dinners, such as a multi-course meal highlighting local ingredients prepared by food blogger Stephanie Meyer and chef Scott Pampuch, and a kitchen takeover by chef Mike Rakun of Marin and Mill Valley Kitchen.