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History of Heartworks St. Louis

Heartworks St. Louis is hosted by Alan and Rebecca Braverman. Dr. Braverman, Alumni Endowed Professor in Cardiovascular Diseases and Director of the Marfan Syndrome Clinic at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, lost his father to Marfan syndrome and has a brother and nephew who are affected by the condition. St. Louis has one of the nation’s largest Marfan syndrome clinics and collaborates with physicians and scientists nationwide on research on Marfan syndrome and related disorders.

Each year at Heartworks St. Louis, local leaders in the medical, corporate, and Marfan communities are honored for their contribution to the Marfan syndrome and related disorders community. Past honorees include Charles Huddleston,M.D., Nicholas Kouchoukos, MD; Gregorio A. Sicard, MD; Keith Bridwell, MD, Lawrence Lenke, MD; Kevin Blinder, MD; Marc Moon, MD; Angela M. Sharkey, MD; Patrick J. Geraghty, MD; Robert P. Mecham, PhD; as well as long time supporters and committee members Doug and Sharon Aach; Ron and Pam Rubin; and Michael and Noémi Neidorff.

Honorees this year include Dana Gima, BSN, RN, and Barb Stehman, BSN, RN Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Heroes with a Heart Award; Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, Distinguished Research Award; and Cheryl Marshall, Washington University School of Medicine, Spirit of Service Award.

Over the past nine years, Heartworks St. Louis has raised over $1.7 million to provide support, awareness, and medical education programs that create a brighter future for people living with Marfan syndrome and related disorders.

The 2018 Annual Heartworks St. Louis gala features dancing and live music by Groovethang, a seated dinner, auction, and awards presentation. The event takes place in the Grand Ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis.

To see photos from the event last year, click here.

Event Details

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, 999 North 2nd Street, St. Louis, MO 63102

Cocktail Reception:
7:00 PM

Dinner & Awards Ceremony:
8:00 PM

Questions? Please contact:
The Marfan Foundation
Attention: Deborah Goodman
National Director, Special Events
22 Manhasset Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
Tel: 516.883.8712 ext. 154
Email: dgoodman@marfan.org