For 21 years, the American Heart Association has been holding its annual ball, and this year’s ball, held on Saturday, June 10th, did not disappoint. Held at the Southampton Art Center on Long Island, 400 guests came to the ball for a night of food, wine and charity. Among the guests were the honorees: Loris Mosca, MD and Ralph S. Mosca, MD, both highly influential doctors who are very involved in the American Heart Association. The event was chaired by George Benedict and Aubrey C. Galloway, MD.
The master of ceremonies for this year was Lori Strokes, a co-anchor for ABC’s Eyewitness News. Also attending the event were Long lsland Board member’s Meredith Cohn, Jean Shafiroff, Arnie and Paola Rosenshein, Ava Roosevelt, Ann Liguori, David and Jill Kanell, Consuelo Costin Vanderbilt, Tracy Stern, Nicole Noonan, Barry and Marsha Altman, Dean and Maria Elana Christiansen, Jon and Joan Gruen and John and Terry Tortorella.
The event started with a cocktail reception followed by a decadent dinner, live auction, and topped off with dessert and dancing. Afterwards, guests were invited to the Hamptons Heart Ball afterparty for late-night entertainment. The That 70s Band and DJ Martial provided the music for the night and gave guests the opportunity to show off their dance skills.
The Hamptons Heart Ball, as always, is fully dedicated to raising money for the American Heart Association and spread awareness about heart disease. Last year’s ball alone raised $71 million nationwide for research and prevention programs.
Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association is the oldest voluntary organization fighting heart disease. The American Heart Association currently has over 22.5 million volunteers and is only growing. From 1924 with a starting six cardiologists, the American Heart Association has left their mark in medical history as they continue their research and fight against stroke and heart disease.
To donate to the American Heart Association, please visit: https://donatenow.heart.org/
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