New York: Sudhir Choudhrie, his wife Anita Choudhrie and the Choudhrie Family Foundation will be honored by HealthCorps, a national non-profit that gives young people life-saving skills, at their 11th annual gala, to be held at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, New York City, on April 3rd.
Sudhir and Anita Choudhrie and the Choudhrie Family Foundation will be honored for their contributions toward improving the health and well-being of America’s youth.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, HealthCorps Chairman, renowned cardiothoracic surgeon and the seven-time, Daytime Emmy Award-winning host of the “The Dr. Oz Show,” and his wife and author Lisa Oz will co-host the gala. The evening will applaud the unwavering and tireless work of honorees The Choudhrie Family Foundation, Rocco DiSpirito, and the California Walnut Board.
Since undergoing a life-saving heart transplant surgery, performed by Dr. Oz, Sudhir Choudhrie has championed the cause of organ donation. His recent book “From My Heart” is an account of his struggle with heart disease and his miraculous recovery.
All U.S. proceeds from the book will be donated to the Choudhrie Family Foundation, which supports medical research and education and has helped fund a new HealthCorps campaign to educate teens on the importance of organ donation.
“Lisa and I are so proud of HealthCorps’ impact on America’s youth over the past decade. This year we are recognizing Rocco DiSpirito, the Choudhrie Family Foundation and The California Walnut Board for their impressive and resolute dedication to the physical strength and mental resilience of past, present and future generations of America’s youth. We look forward to another stellar event so we can further grow HealthCorps’ in-school programs, expand our reach into new communities and to continue to win the fight against childhood obesity,” Dr. Oz said, in a statement.