We are pleased to announce our 2017 honorees:
Heroes with a Heart Award Honorees
Dr. Joseph Coselli
Professor of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
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:
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.
- 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.
Questions? Please contact:
The Marfan Foundation
Attention: Deborah Goodman
National Director, Social Events
22 Manhasset Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
Tel: 516-883-8712 X154