- Despite the rain, it was another incredible Saturday night in the Hamptons when more than 400 people traveled to Bridgehampton to attend the American Heart Association
's 13th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball. Special guest at this years' event included The Honorable Rudolph W.
and Judith S. Giuliani
and Alex McCord
and Simon Van Kempen
from "The Real Housewives of New York City
Prior to the evening's events, the American Heart Association hosted a "Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke" forum at the Hayground School
. Those in attendance were provided health screenings by Southampton Hospital
, and were treated to informational speeches by event Honoree Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld
and Dr. Matthew Fink
. Session topics included "Cardio Wake-up with "America's Doctor" and "How to Prevent a Stroke."
This year, the Heart Ball honored Isadore Rosenfeld, MD, FACP, FACC, known as "American's Doctor" and host of Fox News
Channel's "House Call." A Rossi Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, Best-Selling author, and President of the Rosenfeld Heart Foundation, J.P. Mohr, MD, MS, Director of the Stroke Center, Neurological Institute of Colombia University Medical Center. A special local award was given to the Town of East Hampton for working towards becoming a "Heart Safe Community." The event was masterfully orchestrated by this year's Master of Ceremonies, Bill Hemmer
, anchor for Fox News Channel. All of the honorees spoke eloquently about their dedication to the mission of the American Heart Association to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Fox News Anchor and event emcee, Bill Hemmer with Ball Chair, Stephen Adler.
"This year's Heart of the Hamptons Ball was truly enjoyed by all. The committee did an amazing job to help ensure the events success" said Stephen Adler
, 2009 Heart of the Hamptons Event Chair. The fun and elegant event focused on raising funds for the mission of the American Heart Association.
The evening went into full swing with the entertainment portion of the night, featuring the musical talent of East End Entertainment's Millennium
and East End DJ's playing tunes to the evening's theme of "Stayin' Alive." Friends and colleagues from NYC, Long Island and the Hamptons enjoyed the beautiful setting of the Hamptons while eating delicious heart healthy foods catered by Starr Boggs
, drinking delightful local wines, bidding on live and silent auction items and having fun with the music and dancing. The guests really enjoyed the Exclusive Preview of the soon to be released documentary "King of the Hamptons," by David Lynch
featuring Dan Rattiner
, founder of Dan's Papers
and many other East End celebrities.
The American Heart Association would like to thank local media sponsors, Plum TV, Long Island Pulse Magazine
, Dan's Papers
, Hamptons.com, Hamptons Magazine
To become involved in the 14th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball, contact Barbara Poliwoda
at 631-734-2804. To also learn about the Start!, Go Red For Women, Power To End Stroke and The Alliance for a Healthier Generation movements, visit www.americanheart.org or call 1-800-AHA-USA1.