Ciccarone Center's 'Heartfest 2002'


January 27, 2002|By Sloane Brown

It was all there again at "Heartfest 2002," the annual fund-raiser for the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center. First, there were all those heart-healthy dishes, from more than 30 local chefs, to sample. Entertainment came again courtesy Stevie V. and the Heart Attackers, a band made up of local heart doctors and health professionals who perform in scrubs. Then, you had the celebrity honoree, this year original Supremes member Mary Wilson.

And then there was what has become Mother Nature's annual contribution to the party -- snow. For the fourth year running, hardy Heartfesters -- some 1,300 this year -- made their way to the party at Martin's West through snowflakes, ice and slush.

Once again, folks found the trek worth the effort, especially the lucky five chosen by Wilson to come onstage as "honorary" Supremes and join her in a performance of "Stop in the Name of Love."

Among the plucky partygoers: Dr. Roger Blumenthal, Ciccarone Center director; Ed Speno, Ciccarone Center board chair; Abby Blumenthal, Sue Dagurt, Reta Davis, Carol and Bill Hawtof, Dr. Wendy Post Blumenthal, Paula Post, Dr. Steve Valenti and Alan Zukerberg, board members; Dr. Susan Weiss, Jim Weiss and Dick Edell, event honorees; Dave Pietramala, Johns Hopkins University men's lacrosse coach; Dr. Miles Harrison, Sinai Surgical Associates partner; Chip Silverman, Baltimore author; Dr. Simeon Margolis, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine professor; Harriett Little, retired USF&G executive assistant; Henry Otto, retired TV producer; Jackie Kallal, Penn State New Kensington institutional advancement director; Michael Goldsmith, MPT-TV videographer; Gary Kallen, Metris Cos. senior vice president; Dennis Townsend, Townsend Capital chairman; Ozzie Cowan, community volunteer; Vic Broccolino, Howard County General Hospital president; Herb Better, Zuckerman Spaeder partner; and Diane Garrett, Johns Hopkins Family Heart Disease Prevention Program director.

"Heartfest 2002" raised about $100,000 for the Ciccarone Center.

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