Bridgehampton welcomed over 500 guests this past Saturday June 25th to the 15th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball for the American Heart Association. The elegant event proved to be the most successful to date raising over $500,000 for the cause.
The Ball honored several extraordinary people dedicated to heart healthy lifestyles and supporting the American Heart Association’s mission to live free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The Distinguished Service Award was presented to Todd K. Rosengart, MD Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Chief Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine. Ambassador Charles A. Gargano Former Chair and CEO, Empire State Development, V. Chair Port Authority NY and NJ received the Distinguished Leadership Award. Star Jones, a National American Heart Association Volunteer was awarded the Humanitarian with Heart Award.
Other special guests at the event included co-host of Good Day New York Rosanna Scotto and former New York Jet and ESPN Radio personality Greg Buttle. Scotto provided event-goers with enjoyable entertainment as the Emcee for the evening while Buttle played the role of auctioneer to raise funds for the American Heart Association.
“This year’s Heart of the Hamptons Ball was the best yet. The committee did an amazing job to help ensure the event’s success,” said 2011 Heart of the Hamptons Chair and Vice President of Park Strategies LLC Robert McBride.
The event was not without its poignant moments. Westhampton Beach High School students Casey Fuchs and Haley Schoeck touched the audience with moving stories about losing their fathers to heart attacks.
Guests enjoyed heart healthy food catered by Sterling Affair, decadent local wines and a silent auction. The beautiful Ball really got started when East End Entertainment’s Uptown and East End DJ’s started guests dancing with a mix of music that brought people to their feet.