Red carpet rolled out


May 28, 2000|By Sloane Brown

Lots of people were seeing red at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor Hotel, and that made the folks at Harbor Hospital very happy. After all, that was the point of this year's hospital gala, called Paint the Town Red.

Red was everywhere at the party -- on the vests and ties of the barbershop quartet who greeted guests and on huge vinyl tubes that waved in the mezzanine. The hotel ballroom also glowed with stretchy crimson cloths hugging the tables and scarlet lights flashing on top of black napkins. Red streamers burst to the ceiling off some tables while red neon centerpieces blazed on others.

Not only was the hotel decked out in red, so were many of the fete's 400 guests. The colorful crowd included: Dr. Ko-Pen Wang and Dr. Jack Hong, event co-chairs; Ellensue Levinson-Jeffers, Kevin Brown, Bonnie Dubin, Marie Henderson, Kip Mandris and Nan Rosenthal, event committee members; Barney Johnson, Harbor Hospital president; Rosa McCoy, hospital board member; Dr. Shahid Aziz, Harbor Hospital vice president of medical affairs; Clarisse Mechanic, president of Morris A. Mechanic Foundation; Owen Rouse, director at Manekin LLC; Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, Baltimore plastic surgeon; Gabe Purviance, director of performance programming at Strathmore Hall; Louise Miller, Towson University marketing director; and Steven Cohen, vice resident of MedStar Health integrated operations.

The red-hot affair raised more than $100,000 for Harbor Hospital's Lung Center.

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