Glitzy Hamptons Heart Ball Kickoff Readies Crowd For Summer

Pictured: Debra Halbert, John Tortorella, Terry Thompson, Howard Bluver, Meredith Cohen, Elaine Hammond.

The theme of this year’s American Heart Association’s 19th Annual Hamptons Heart Ball is “Glitz & Glamour” and that is exactly what stood out at the kickoff event.  Held at the Martha Washington Hotel on March 24th, more than 200 people gathered to celebrate the upcoming event that is taking place on Saturday, June 13th at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton.

Those in attendance were treated to entertainment by DJ Cash and flapper tap dancers that went along with the theme of the evening. In attendance were Steven Victor, Anna Rhodes, Jon and Joanie Gruen, John Tortorella, Debra Halpert, Allen and Arlene Lazare, Allan & Joy Marks, Merv Matheson, Rocco Ancarola, Jane Pontarelli, Dean Christiansen, Judy Gilbert, Consuelo Costin, Robin Cofer, Randi Schatz, Andrea Wernick, Lucia Hwong Gordon and Nicole Noonan and Stephen Knobel.  Regional Director Barbara Poliwoda said “The event is forecasting to be very well attended and I am expecting it to break all fundraising records in its 19 year history.”

This year’s Hamptons Heart Ball will be chaired by Meredith Cohen. Cristina Civetta, heart survivor is Jr. Chair. The American Heart Association is proud to honor Howard Bluver, CEO, Suffolk County National Bank with the Distinguished Leadership Award. David H. Adams, MD, Cardiac Surgeon-in-Chief, Mount Sinai Health System and President, Mitral Foundation will receive the Distinguished Service Award.  Chris Wragge, News Anchor, CBS 2 News will emcee the event.

For more information about the 19th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball, to buy tickets or to get involved, please visit www.hamptonsheartball.heart.org

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