Outgoing CEO’s heartfelt plea

Lorraine Warshaw

Lorraine Warshaw isn’t going out with a bang as much as a sploosh.

On Friday, her last day with Heart Kids, the outgoing CEO took a five-minute plunge into an pool of 8-degree water to raise money for the Auckland-based charity, which supports children with heart conditions and their families.

As explained in a YouTube video, the so-called heart stopper challenge represents the “icy slush” which fills a child’s chest cavity during open-heart surgery, which slows down the metabolism and allows for a longer operating time.

For every dollar raised, until midnight on May 31, Ms Warshaw will contribute another 50c.

There are about 450 open-heart operations performed on New Zealand children every year.

Ms Warshaw’s replacement is former Napier City councillor Rob Lutter, whose son Zac was born with multiple heart defects.

Earlier this week, the charity changed its name to Heart Kids, from @Heart.

dwilliams@nbr.co.nz


Got a question about this story? Leave it in Comments & Questions below.

This article is tagged with the following keywords. Find out more about MyNBR Tags

NZ Market Snapshot

Forex

Sym Price Change
USD 0.7333 0.0000 0.00%
AUD 0.9160 0.0013 0.14%
EUR 0.6176 -0.0001 -0.02%
GBP 0.5439 0.0002 0.04%
HKD 5.7225 0.0036 0.06%
JPY 82.4590 -0.0760 -0.09%

Commods

Commodity Price Change Time
Gold Index 1301.0 -9.900 2017-09-20T00:
Oil Brent 56.3 1.090 2017-09-20T00:
Oil Nymex 50.7 1.150 2017-09-20T00:
Silver Index 17.3 0.055 2017-09-20T00:

Indices

Symbol Open High Last %
NZX 50 7851.1 7851.1 7819.2 -0.30%
NASDAQ 6459.7 6466.1 6461.3 -0.08%
DAX 12550.9 12593.2 12561.8 0.06%
DJI 22351.4 22413.3 22370.8 0.19%
FTSE 7275.2 7289.9 7275.2 -0.05%
HKSE 28091.2 28184.4 28127.8 -0.15%
NI225 20456.5 20481.3 20310.5 0.18%
ASX 5709.1 5709.1 5709.1 -0.94%