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American Heart 45th Gala

2008 Gala Co-Chair, Robert Wild, Founding Partner, Garfunkel, Wild & Travis, P.C.; 2008 Gala Honoree, Dr. Akram Boutros, President – Long Island American Heart Association and Executive Vice President  & Chief Administrative Officer – St. Francis Hospital; 2008 Gala Honoree, Matthew Serra, Chairman of the Board & CEO – Foot Locker, Inc. and 2008 Gala Co-Chair, Dr. Jack Soterakis, V.P. Medical Affairs & Medical Director – St. Francis Hospital.
Photo by: Greg Partanio/manhattansociety.com
 


 

American Heart Association’s 45th Annual Gala & Auction Sets Fundraising Record

 

 

 

The rain outside didn’t stop the 450 guests in attendance for the American Heart Association’s 45th Annual Gala and Auction from having an amazing evening.  On Friday, May 16, 2008 people from the Long Island medical and corporate community arrived at the Carlyle on the Green to participate in the evening which raised a record breaking $720,000.  The Heart Gala and Auction is an annual social event held to recognize outstanding accomplishments of individuals and companies in the area of cardiovascular science and leadership. 

 

The focus of the 45th Annual Gala & Auction is Children’s Heart Health.  Learn and Live is a rally cry for our children.  The American Heart Association is committed to helping our children live stronger, healthier lives through education, research and public policies that effect where they live, work and play. 

 

The guests enjoyed an evening that included a silent auction, a live auction conducted by WCBS-TV, Channel 2 Meteorologist, John Elliott, entertainment by the Times Square Orchestra, dinner and dancing. 

 

Jack Soterakis, MD, FACP, FACG, St. Francis Hospital and Robert Wild, Esq. of Garfunkle, Wild & Travis, P.C. had the honor of co-chairing this year’s Gala.  The recipient of the 2008 Corporate Leadership Award was Matthew D. Serra, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Foot Locker, Inc.  Dr. Akram Boutros, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for St. Francis Hospital and President of the Long Island Board of Directors for the American Heart Association received the 2008 Cardiovascular Science Award.

 

St. Jude Medical was this year’s Diamond Sponsor: Platinum Sponsors include; The Adidas Group, Boston Scientific Corp., Foot Locker, Inc. and Nike.  Other sponsors include Kelley Drye & Warren, Anthony L & S LLC, BBC International, Converse, Fila USA, INC, K –Swiss, Nitro, Puma NA, St. Francis Hospital, The Guardian Life Insurance Company, Astoria Federal Savings, KPMF LLP, Lehman Brothers, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System.  The Gala media sponsor s include; Long Island Pulse Magazine, WBAB-FM 102.3 and WBLI-FM 106.1. 

 

 

About the American Heart Association

Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association today is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke.  These diseases, America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, and all other cardiovascular diseases claim nearly 870,000 lives a year.  In fiscal year 2006–07 the association invested more than $554 million in research, professional and public education, advocacy and community service programs to help all Americans live longer, healthier lives. To learn more,
call
1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit
 
americanheart.org.

 

 

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