9th Annual Christie's Heartoberfest

The 9th annual Christie’s Heartoberfest will be held in memory of Christie Tolosky, local graduate of Shenendehowa High and Siena College, who died suddenly in 2005 at the age of 24. The Tolosky family will host an Octoberfest-style event at the Columbia Pavilion in the Saratoga State Park on Saturday September 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM with beer, food, auctions and raffles. The event is open to the public. All proceeds benefit the SADS Foundation. 

Heartoberfest raises awareness for Long QT Syndrome, which unexpectedly claimed Christie’s life in 2005. Long QT Syndrome is an electrical disturbance of the heart, which causes an abnormal heart rate. This can lead to fainting episodes and can lead to sudden cardiac death. Once diagnosed, Long QT is treatable. A common treatment is the prescription of a beta-blocker, while sometimes an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) is necessary.

Christie’s Heartoberfest has raised over $100,000 and last year had 240 attendees. The event boasts a friendly atmosphere. Community involvement continues to be high, with many local businesses supporting the event. Donated items include food, drinks and items for the auction and raffles. 

For more information on Christie’s Heartoberfest visit www.christiesheartoberfest.com or email heartoberfest@gmail.com . Information on the SADS foundation can be found at www.StopSADS.org.

September 27
Strut your Mutt!