Two Northland business owners give back to Mayo Clinic

By KBJR News 1

Two Northland business owners give back to Mayo Clinic

December 14, 2013 Updated Dec 14, 2013 at 6:48 PM CDT

Duluth, Minn (NNCNOW.com) -- Two northland business women are teaming up to give back to transplant patients and their families through art and chocolate.

Tami LaPole Edmonds, owner of Art in the Ally featured chocolate artist Heidi Ash of "185 Chocolat."

Ash was born with a congenital heart defect and was the 185th heart recipient at the Mayo Clinic in 2000.

Her experience inspired her business name and made her want to give back.

"I was fortunate enough that a family chose to give me the gift of life and so I'm grateful for it every single day that I wake up. And this is one of my ways of giving back," said Ash.

A portion of the sales from "Art in the Ally" and "185 Chocolat" will go to the Mayo Charity Transplant Fund which helps patients and their families pay for non–medical related expenses.

Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.