Over 400 Palm Beach philanthropists
representing all aspects of the '08/'09 charity season teamed up
this weekend at the Mar-A-Lago Club for a gala effort to benefit the
BioMotion's Institute for Mobility and Longevity. In conjunction with the ADT
Championship, the event was held on the eve of the LPGA Season
Finale in support of children and adults affected by bone and joint
disorders. Called “A Celebration of Motion”, the second annual,
black-tie event featured a live auction, cocktail reception and gala
dinner dance attended by a roster of prominent LPGA sports figures
including Florida's first lady of golf Michelle McGann.
Venerable Palm Beach charity hostess Gale S. Brophy served as Gala
Chairmen for the gala were Julie and Amin J. Khoury and Ali Rowe
Nelson and Margarita Abrishami served as Co-Chairwomen. Dawn
Fennessy and Sara Haryman were tapped as Junior Chairwomen.
host committee members who joined forces to support the black-tie
affair included Hillary Musser-Bishop, Rose Marie Brancato, Ava
Coleman, Tina Edington, Norma Fireman, Lauren Garrett, Barbara Katz,
Barbara Levine, Kristin Magee, Elaine Miller, Jeff Miller, Larry
and Mark Queenan.
of Fame Inductee Gary Carter pitched in support of the gala evening
as the event's emcee.
benefactors for the gala benefit were Florence and Lawrence De
George and Fryda and George Lindemann. International Society of Palm
Beach President Herme' de Wyman Miro served as the Grand Patron.
Additional sponsorship was
provided by Harris Private Bank, The Gardens Court,
Vive Magazine, Dr. Anita Mandal, M.D.
Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Kanaris Fine Jewelery, The
European Sleep Leader by Maison de la Literie, Med Tech Services and
Mya Handmade Cigars.
and black-tie gala featured a luxury car collection and cigar bar
emporium followed by dinner and dancing to the 13-piece Marcia
Institute is incredibly thankful to our colleagues, former patients
and donors who have generously given their invaluable time and
financial support towards advancements in Orthopaedic research,”
stated Dr. W. Andrew Hodge founder and chief medical officer of
BioMotion's Institute for Mobility and Longevity.
those enjoying the evening were: legendary fifties pop singer Connie
Francis, Tony Ferretti, Donald Trump, Gary and Sandy Carter, Alla
Kournikova, Gertrude Maxwell, retired General Alexander Haig and
wife Patricia, Suzi Goldsmith, Nasser Kazeminy, Dr. Harry and Karen
Orf, Lois Frankel, Peter and Jane Elebash, Raemali King, Donna Long,
George Cloutier, Tiffany Spadafora, Mathieu Rosinsky, James and
Johanna Redmer, Joyce McLendon, Admiral Philip Whitacre, Hayden
Hosford, Dr. Donald and Bebe Warren, Jonathan Satter, Patty Myura,
Jon and Moira Fiore, Joseph and Mary Ierardi and Robert and Eva