Melissa Bentrovato Kicks off Night Of Hearts Campaign!

With Alouettes offensive Lineman Kristian Matte by her side, Melissa Bentrovato kicked off her Night of Hearts Campaign at Edward Murphy School in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

From February 13 to February 18, various fundraisers will be held at schools and the week will conclude with the Night of Hearts 2012, a dinner-dance for 300 guests at Buffet Marina (4397, rue Denis-Papin) in St. Léonard.

For Melissa and her family, the Montreal Children’s Hospital holds a special place in their heart as the younger Bentrovato, Jessica, was a patient there as an infant. Diagnosed with a hole in her heart, she underwent successful open heart surgery at nine months old and today is a healthy and active 14 year old attending John Paul I Junior High School in St. Léonard. The youngest of the three Bentrovato girls, Melina, is in Grade 6 at Edward Murphy Elementary School in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
The money raised by Melissa over the course of her campaign will be donated directly to the Montreal Children’s Hospital to enable them to purchase three urgent care devices: A DINAMAP patient monitoring machine ($4,000); a Holter Seer Light Recorder ($4,500), a machine which evaluates ongoing cardiac conditions and gathers data for diagnosis and treatment; and an Arrhythmia Monitor ($4,000), a machine which is used to identify causes of irregular heart rhythms.