The mission of The Gift of Life, Inc. is to further the cause of world peace and understanding by facilitating free medical services to children suffering from heart disease, regardless of race, creed, sex, or national origin and who otherwise lack access to such services.
A contribution of $5,000 to the Save-A-Child® Campaign restores the life of a child in your honor
or in memory of a loved one. Through your generous contributions Gift of Life, Inc. “Crusade of the Heart”
is able to save the lives of children throughout the world in need of open-heart surgery.
The Gift of Life is a crusade of the heart, touching children in peril. An idea born in 1975 to a group of Rotarians from Manhasset, Long Island, NY, is today a global effort. We reach out to many children, who would otherwise die, and heal their failing hearts with the miracle of cardiac surgery. Our outreach spans the world, nurtured by compassion for young victims we alone can cure. Each child whose future we restore is a tribute to humanity and love, helping build bridges of friendship and peace among people everywhere.
GOL, Inc. has saved the lives of more than 4,000 children and our efforts have inspired the founding of seventy-three additional Gift of Life programs worldwide, treating an additional 13,000 in medical centers in the United States and participating hospitals in Russia, Israel, Uganda, Malaysia, China, Ukraine, India, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Germany, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jordan and the Philippines. Dedicated surgeons and nurses donate their skills to the cause.