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The Marfan Foundation

Know the signs. Fight for victory.

Event Details

The 2017 Annual Heartworks New York City gala features a much anticipated auction, a seated dinner, and entertainment.  The event will take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.

Date
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Location
Grand Hyatt New York
109 East 42nd Street
New York City

Cocktail Reception and Auction:
6:00 PM

Dinner and Entertainment
7:00 PM

Cocktail Attire

Honorees

We are pleased to announce our 2017 honorees:

Heroes with a Heart Award Honorees


Dr. Joseph Coselli
Professor of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
 
Sinclair Li
Executive Vice President, CBRE Inc.

Inspiration of Excellence Award

This year The Marfan Foundation will be presenting its first ever Inspiration of Excellence Award to:

Karen Murray
President, VF Sportswear

History Of Heartworks NYC

Heartworks New York City is hosted by Karen Murray, CEO of Nautica, who created the event in 1998 as a small cocktail reception called The Marfan Artists Project.  Since its inception, the event has grown to become the largest fundraising event for The Marfan Foundation, raising over $12 million to support lifesaving research, education, and community-based initiatives.

Karen Murray became involved with The Marfan Foundation in 1996 after her son was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome.  Since then, she has been a tireless advocate for those affected, and now serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Marfan Foundation, in addition to serving as the Corporate Host of Heartworks New York City. 

Each year, Heartworks New York City honors leaders in the medical, philanthropic, and corporate world for their contribution to the Marfan syndrome and related disorders community.  A partial list of past honoress include Dr. Wayne Isom, Dr. Valentin Fuster, Randy Falco, Ann Reinking, Merck & Company, Jeffrey Le Sage, and Dr. Hal Dietz.

 

Who We Are
The Marfan Foundation is a nonprofit organization that fights for victory over Marfan syndrome and related disorders.  Marfan syndrome is a life-threatening genetic disorder that most severely affects the heart, blood vessels, and eyes so we do everything possible, including research, advocacy, and education to make sure people can live longer, fuller lives. Alarmingly, medical experts say that half of those with Marfan syndrome are not diagnosed and are at risk.
 
What We Do
  • Fund the most innovative research to ensure people with Marfan syndrome and related disorders live longer, fuller lives.
  • Provide educational resources to physicians, patients, and the public to increase early diagnosis and ensure life-saving treatments.
  • Serve families, healthcare providers, and the public through educational programs and our Help & Resource Center. 
We will not rest until we’ve achieved victory---a world in which everyone with Marfan syndrome or a related disorder receives a proper diagnosis, gets the necessary treatment, and lives a long and full life.

 

Questions?  Please contact:

The Marfan Foundation
Attention:  Deborah Goodman
National Director, Social Events
22 Manhasset Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050W
Tel:  516-883-8712 X154
Fax:  516-883-8040
Email:  dgoodman@marfan.org

 

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