St. Vincent's From the Heart
St. Vincent's Medical Center Hearts Full of Spring fundraiser
Dr. Kathleen Harper, Bill Mitchell and Lori Mosca
Photographs: Russ Decerbo
St. Vincent’s Medical Center took over Mitchells in Westport for the second annual Hearts Full of Spring fundraiser, an evening of fine fashions and heart health. The focus of this benefit was to raise funds for St. Vincent’s Women at Heart, a free cardiovascular program designed to provide education, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and proper treatment of heart disease in women. Approximately 300 guests flocked to the event, where they enjoyed cocktails and gourmet hors d’oeuvres (heart-healthy, of course) by Marcia Selden Catering.
The special guest speaker was Dr. Lori Mosca, whose impressive resume includes serving as the current director of preventive cardiology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, teaching at Columbia University, appearing on talk shows, and penning books. Dr. Mosca’s inspiring talk focused on the three keys to preventing heart disease—the number one killer in women: Know it, Nurture it, and Share it.
Guests also enjoyed a fashion show of the newest spring selections. During the show, Mitchells fashion expert, Mary Nicolia shared the stories of how female family members of the models battled cardiac disease. The evening of education and fashion raised approximately $60,000 for lifesaving cardiac services.