Long Island, NY, – On a warm April
evening, hundreds of guests gathered at the Garden City
Hotel for the American Heart Association’s 46th
Annual American Heart Association Long Island Heart
Ball. Guests from the Long Island medical and corporate
community participated in the annual social event held
to recognize outstanding accomplishments of individuals
and companies in the area of cardiovascular science and
Herb Agin, Chief Executive Officer, Sutton & Edwards and
Todd Fabricant, President, Todd Mitchell Associates,
Inc. had the honor of co-chairing this year’s event.
The honorees of the 46th
Annual Heart Ball were Philip Lanzkowsky, MD, FRCP, DCH,
ScD, Formerly Executive Director and Chief-of-Staff,
Schneider Children’s Hospital, North Shore-LIJ Health
System, John J. Gutleber, President & Chief Executive
Officer, Castagna Realty Company, Inc. and Robert
Isaksen, President, Long Island Market, Bank of America.
The guests enjoyed an evening that
included a silent auction and a special appeal conducted
by WCBS-TV, Channel 2 Meteorologist, Lonnie Quinn,
entertainment by the Andre Phillips Band, dinner and
dancing. The highlight of the evening was heart
survivor, 17 year old Ali Bie, entertaining the guests
with a moving rendition of “Because You Loved Me”.
The focus of the 46th Annual
Ball & 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.
This year’s Heart Ball Sponsors include;
Castagna Realty Company, Inc. Bank of America and the
Guardian Life Insurance Company. The Gala media sponsor
s include; Long Island Pulse Magazine, WBAB-FM 102.3 and
About the American
1924, we’re the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary
health organization dedicated to building healthier
lives, free of heart disease and stroke. To help
prevent, treat and defeat these diseases — America’s No.
1 and No. 3 killers — we fund cutting-edge research,
conduct lifesaving public and professional educational
programs, and advocate to protect public health. To
learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call
1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.