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Hadassah to open $10 million heart health center

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Irene Pollin, founder and chairman of the heart health organization Sister to Sister, is donating $10 million in a partnership with Hadassah for a cardiovascular wellness center at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.
The center will be named in memory of Pollin’s daughter, Linda Joy, who was born with a congenital heart defect and died when she was 16.
Pollin is the widow of sports executive Abe Pollin.
The gift was announced as part of Hadassah’s weeklong celebration of its centennial in Jerusalem, attended by nearly 2,000 people. Support and expansion of Hadassah’s two hospital campuses in Jerusalem are at the core of the group’s mission. — jta


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