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30 January 2012

Global BC’s Elaine Yong announced as Forum Speaker!

On Saturday, March 10th, FEST 2012 will have the privilege of welcoming Elaine Yong as the Public Forum’s morning speaker.

While known for her work as a Global BC reporter, Elaine Yong is first and foremost a mom. When her daughter was born on April 12th, 2011, Elaine had no idea just how soon she would be met with a lifetime of sacrifice, love, and determination, forcing her to quickly adjust to her new role as a mother. Twenty days after giving birth, Elaine and her husband, Aaron McArthur, had to rush their newborn to BC Children’s Hospital where they were met with devastating news; Addison McArthur was experiencing heart failure, and the only option was a baby heart transplant, a procedure that had never been performed in BC before.

All members and guests of the Greater Vancouver community are invited to join us at the Sutton Place Hotel to listen to Elaine share her story.

To learn more about baby Addison McArthur’s transplant and recovery, please visit, or click here to watch a special segment filmed by Global BC.

The Heart + Lung Health public forum will also feature several other leading experts discussing hot topics in heart and lung health.

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