‘Music with Heart’ concert at Oakland University benefits heart health


Oakland University music majors and alumni are helping to raise funds for heart health programs at Beaumont Hospital, Troy through a “Music with Heart” benefit concert on Saturday, June 28 on the OU campus in Rochester.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the Varner Recital Hall. General admission tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at http://foundation.beaumont.edu/MusicWithHeart.

Donations will also be accepted. For more information, call the Beaumont Foundation at 248-551-5330.

The idea for the concert originated with Beaumont, Troy employee Kim Maes, who is a musician at Oakland University. She recruited other colleagues to join together for this musical performance.

“There has been heart disease in my family which ended the lives of my uncle and two grandfathers at very young ages,” says Maes. “I am doing this event in memory of them."

“Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women,” says Phillip Kraft, M.D., chief, Cardiovascular Medicine, Beaumont, Troy. “I hope that people will join in supporting this worthy cause.”

About Beaumont Heart & Vascular Care

Beaumont is Michigan’s, and one of the nation’s, most experienced providers of heart care, recognized on U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 “America’s Best Hospitals” list for cardiology and heart surgery. The Beaumont Heart and Vascular Center is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art facility that’s dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart problems.Beaumont’s Ernst Cardiovascular Center offers a collaborative approach to treating and managing the most complex heart and vascular conditions, including  atrial fibrillation, heart valve disease, heart failure, aortic aneurysm and dissection. The center also offers low-cost, preventive heart screening for adults and high school students. Beaumont’s Ministrelli Women’s Heart Center is the first in Michigan devoted exclusively to the prevention, diagnosis, and research of heart disease in women. Find out more at http://heart.beaumont.edu/.