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56th Annual Palm Beach Heart Ball
11/21/2010 - By Palm Beach, Florida

Nearly 100 guests gathered at the cocktail reception at Renato’s on Nov. 21 to honor the American Heart Association’s 56th Annual Palm Beach Heart Ball.

The annual event is hosted by Renato’s owner Arlene Desiderio, who has graciously opened her restaurant to support the American Heart Association for the past 16 years.

The event recognized the 2011 Palm Beach Heart Ball chairman, Lois Pope. Guests included Patrick Park and Nathalie Fernandez De LaValle, Leo and Kathryn Vecellio, Stanley and Helene Karp, Dick Robinson, Hermé de Wyman Miro, James A. Ponce, Judith Grubman, Chris and Vicki Kellogg, Leslie and Patsy Spero, Kathlyn McGuire, Clother and Joyce Vaughn, Gordon and Trudy Brekus, Alfred Fiandaca, Ari Rifkin, Alexis and Veronica Mersentes, Bob and Arlette Gordon, David and Rhoda Chase, Simon and Norma Fireman, Alton and Sharon O’Neil and BJ Kemp.

The 56th Annual Palm Beach Heart Ball will be held at The Mar-a-Lago Club on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. The Heart Ball committee leaders include Junior Chairman Paul David Pope; Honorary Chairmen Patrick Park and Nathalie Fernandez De LaValle; Fashion Chairman Petra Levin. Open Your Heart Chairman Dick Robinson; Children’s Health Ambassador Emilia Fanjul; Go Red for Women Founding Member Kathryn C. Vecellio; Centennial Chairman Brownie McClean; Honorary Centennial Chairman James A. Ponce and Live Auction Chairman Angela Culveyhouse.

Some Sponsors of the 2011 Palm Beach Heart Ball include Lois Pope, Patrick M. Park, Lawrence J. and Florence A. De George Charitable Trust, GRAFF Diamonds, Taglialatella Galleries, Mr. and Mrs. David Chase, Mr. and Mrs. James Mahoney, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Garvy, Hermé de Wyman Miro, Mary Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Karp and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Richards.

The storied Palm Beach Heart Ball holds a special place in the national spotlight as the oldest Heart Ball in the nation, and the longest continuously held charity event in Palm Beach. The event has established itself as a driving force in advancing the key initiatives of the American Heart Association, including significantly combating heart disease and stroke, the No.1 and No. 3 leading cause of death issues in men and women in the United States.

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