International Jazz Guitarist Performs at Shoshone-Bannock Hotel
IDAHO FALLS, ID, Feb. 5 – World-renowned international jazz guitarist Robert Conti performed for guests of the Idaho Heart Foundation’s first annual Heart Ball at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel on Saturday, February 5. His outstanding performance added to the overwhelming success of the Idaho Heart Foundation (IHF) Heart Ball.
“We are honored and proud to have Robert as part of the event,” said Dr. Wachter. “I am so honored to have such internationally recognized artist to not only recognize the importance of our cause, but to be part of our mission to spread the awareness throughout our community. We’re very honored that he finds the importance of what we’re doing here, and we appreciate his continued support. Conti is an dear friend personally and to the foundation.”
Conti donated his talent and expertise to the IHF to support awareness of cardiovascular disease, and to raise funds for CPR and AED training clinics in the community. The IHF has been providing these trainings at public events since its founding in 2017 and has been providing AEDs for public first responders. The Heart Ball was a collective effort to raise donations to the foundation to support their mission of awareness and education of CPR, AED use, youth awareness, and patient support groups. Foundation members put on a CPR demonstration during the event and showed attendees how to properly use an AED.
About The Idaho Heart Foundation
The Idaho Heart Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and awareness of cardiovascular health in Southeast Idaho. The Idaho Heart Foundation is dedicated to continuing CPR/AED training and supporting heart-healthy lifestyles and habits. The Idaho Heart Foundation was founded in 2017 by Blake Wachter, MD, PHD, and supports the Heart2Heart patient support group, which focuses on creating a network of doctors and former patients to help current cardiovascular patients learn to cope with necessary life style changes. The Heart2Heart group is led by foundation vice president Jake Gilbert, who received a heart transplant in 2017.
Idaho Heart Foundation