The Marfan Foundation

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History of Heartworks St. Louis

Heartworks St. Louis, which originated in 2009, 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 with our Hero with a Heart Award. This award is presented to individuals who have played a significant role in helping the Foundation achieve victories for people living with Marfan syndrome and related disorders. Past honorees include 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.

Over the past seven years, Heartworks St. Louis has raised substantial funds to help provide support, awareness, and medical education programs that create a brighter future for people living with Marfan syndrome and related disorders.

The 8th Annual Heartworks St. Louis gala features dancing and live music provided by Groovethang, as well as a seated dinner and awards presentation. It 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 5, 2016

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: Diane Longo
Manager of Special Events
22 Manhasset Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
Tel: 516.883.8712 ext. 137 - 800.8.MARFAN ext. 137
Fax: 516.883.8040