Save a Child’s Heart
The Waislitz Foundation and Save a Child’s Heart have had a long and fruitful partnership. During October 2012 a delegation of climbers, led by Alex Waislitz and the Friends of Save a Child's Heart in Melbourne, Australia, climbed to Mount Kilimanjaro, the summit of Africa, in order to raise awareness and funds for Save a Child's Heart. The campaign was a great success, thanks to the climbers who have not only climbed the highest mountain in Africa, but also raised funds for Save a Child's Heart. With over $180,000 raised, we were able to save the lives of 18 African children suffering from heart disease. Jake, Alex’s son, also became one of the youngest people to summit Kilimanjaro.
The Waislitz Foundation provides three annual scholarships to budding physicians to increase their life-saving skills in order for them to return to their countries and have a positive impact on sick children in their home communities. The scholarship cost includes subsistence allowance and accommodation in Israel for each physician, round-trip airfare, local transportation costs, participation in international medical conferences and tutoring fees for the training department at Wolfson Medical Center.
As part of the Save a Child's Heart 20th anniversary, Alex Waislitz was presented with the Save a Child's Heart Humanitarian Award, in gratitude of his exceptional contributions to improving access to quality health care for children in the developing world.