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There’s a reason why everyone loves Petra Nemcova. It’s not just her beauty on the outside, but her passion to help thousands around the world as well.

Petra and Carlos Slim hosted the 2012 Happy Hearts Fund Land of Dreams: Mexico Gala at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City earlier this week. During the 3rd annual “Land of Dreams” gala, a partnership between The Carlos Slim Foundation and Happy Hearts Fund was announced, the aim of which will rebuild schools in Mexico, beginning in Veracruz.  

Petra’s foundation, The Happy Hearts Fund, has built 70 schools worldwide, and this year’s event alone raised over $3.4M and auctioned over $2M with 31 schools pledged to build next year.

During this week’s event, held at the Metropolitan Pavilion, Petra warmly greeted the crowd by stating:

“Tonight was about celebrating the treasures of Mexico, rebuilding schools and the importance of a sustained response after natural disasters. Our guests from around the world have shown how interdependent we are and how coming together we can transform the world.”                

Founded by Petra Nemcova is 2006, Happy Hearts Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to rebuilding schools and restoring hope and opportunity in the lives of children after natural disaster. Happy Hearts Fund works during the period after emergency response is complete, implementing sustainable practices to ensure a lasting impact.  

To learn more about the HHF, click here.

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