The Heart Foundation


  • The Heart Foundation Gala
    Date for 2015 to be announced.
  • Galpin Motors Golf Classic
    Date for 2015 to be announced.

Founded: 1996

Who we are: The Heart Foundation was established by friends and family of Steven S. Cohen, an incredible husband, father, son, brother, and friend who lost his life to sudden cardiac death at 35. Joined by many others who have been touched by this silent killer, we are passionately committed to saving lives in the present and eliminating heart disease for future generations.

Our purpose: Our mission is to eradicate heart disease by educating the public, promoting early detection, and supporting the research of P.K. Shah, MD, director of the Division of Cardiology and the Helga and Walter Oppenheimer Atherosclerosis Research Center at Cedars-Sinai’s Heart Institute, in the quest to find a cure.

Accomplishments: We have raised funds for research on tissue engineering to create a bio-artificial artery, the use of peritoneal stem cells to recreate tissues, gene-based therapy for the prevention and reversal of arterial plaque, and a study of the role the immune system plays in atherosclerosis.

What’s next: No one should suffer Steve’s fate, so we are committed to supporting research for a vaccine to protect arteries from plaque build-up. The vaccine is about to enter human trials, and we are excited to help make this groundbreaking opportunity to save lives a reality.

Learn more: or call (818) 865-1100