Held on Saturday, June 23 at Southampton Arts Center, the 22nd annual Hamptons Heart Ball brought out 400 guests in support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) lifesaving work. This year’s soiree raised over $700,000.
The 2018 Hamptons Heart Ball celebrated Audrey & Martin Gruss, of The Audrey and Martin Gruss Foundation, as well as Dr. Apostolos K. Tassiopoulos, Department Chair of Vascular Surgery at Stony Brook and Director of the Heart and Stroke Center at Southampton Hospital.
Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist and author, and Chuck Simonton, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Divisional Vice President, Global Medical Affairs, Abbott, served as Co-Chairs, while Greg Kelly was the evening’s Master of Ceremonies.
Supporters included Bob Chaloner, NY State Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, Meredith Cohen, Dottie Herman, Lauren Witkoff, Dr. Jeff Moses, Robert Zimmerman, Dr. Larry Chinitz, John & Terry Tortorella, Paola and Arnie Rosenshein, Maria and Ken Fishel, Missy Hargraves, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Anka Palitz, Larry Kaiser, Mayor Michael Irving and wife Ellen, Lauren and Bob Roberts, Lilliana Cavendish, Pamela O’Connor and John and Margo Catsimatidis.
The American Heart Association was founded in 1924 by six cardiologists. With over 22.5 million volunteers and supporters, the organization has grown to become the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization committed to fighting heart disease and stroke. AHA is dedicated to “funding innovative research, fighting for stronger public health policies, and providing critical tools and information to save and improve lives.”
For more information, visit www.heart.org.