The Heart Ball – or how I screwed up this entry

Ugh. So bummer I can’t find the notebook for this event (I’m in the middle of re-organizing my desk and it is lost among the mess). Now I know I have it cause the same night I went to the Top of the Tower event, and I wrote that on Tuesday. Ugh, i could have completely skipped over this event, but I think the message is important and that is why I am bringing it to you… The Heart Ball brought out the ball gowns and tuxedos Saturday Night at the Marriott Downtown in Center City.Aleta Rupert Executive Director, Vice President of Development at American Heart Association and James Eisenhower, The American Heart Association’s Board of Directors. The Heart Ball celebrates: our work and mission; our donors and volunteers; and – most important – the lives saved and improved because of everyone’s efforts.
Judge Rene Cartwright-Hughes, chief at Red Cross, Phila and Shirleen Alicott, 6ABC news anchor was MC for the nights event. The 2012 Heart of Philadelphia Honoree’s were Daniel J. Hliferty, President and CEO of Independence Blue Cross, and the 2012 Edward S. Cooper, M.D. Honoree was Howard H. Weitz, M.D., Jefferson University Hospitals.
Last year their mother won the bid on the trip to Africa. It was for 5 days/4 nights. The family has extended it to 2 weeks and they are going this summer. This year it went for $5,500
African Game Preserve: Spend an unforgettable 5 days/4 nights on safari in the exclusive Ongava Game Reserve located next to Etosha National Park in Namibia. The package allows the winners to choose between staying at Ongava Tented Camp or Ongava Lodge. A combination of both properties is also possible. Both tented and lodge accommodations include the “creature” comforts of private baths, luxury suites, and cooling units. All with fabulous views looking out at the preserve and waterholes. Meals are served either in the main dining room under thatch with a view, or on the dining deck under the stars.
So cute. I spoke to someone who won this last year and they said it was FABULOUS. Which is probably why it goes for a pretty penny.
Tuscan Country Villa: In the heart of Tuscany lies a beautiful, enchanting country villa with 5 cozy bedrooms. Enjoy swimming in the sunny pool, playing tennis on the private court, or simply strolling the 40 picturesque acres surrounding the house-sleeps 10. Perfectly situated for day trips to Florence, Sienna or Pisa. Stay in touch with good telephone lines and internet access. Sensational cook and charming tennis instructor available for hire. Dollars Raised: $20,000
Oh I’m so sad I can’t find this booklet, but you know it has to be at least two years since this has happened. I think I have too many booklets. Some need to be retired. Mrs. Philadelphia, on left, tells me that the Mrs Pennsylvania contest is coming up in the next few weeks and will be held in Atlantic City. I found that odd since, but then she told me they jointly hold the Mrs. New Jersey contest at the same time and place. Interesting.
Christina and John Saler. So glad to run into them. John was the co-chair of the Academy Ball and I just couldn’t find them that night. I always thought the co-chair appeared on stage at some point. John tells me he was on stage, he gave Diana Krall her flowers. I found the pix but it wasn’t really a good angle of John, but he was on stage and he made her laugh. It was cute.
Best dressed couple. She has the most beautiful ginger hair. The Heart Association has great nutritional tips.
I loved this dress. These two were the only peeps I shot that didn’t have a stitch of red on them, but I really enjoyed her dress. Sorry for the abbreviated post, it really is driving me crazy where I put the notebook that contains this event.
Thanks to my sponsors who keep me clothed in those nice black outfits you see me sporting. Make this weekend special, pick up some new threads & new shoes at the Shops of Liberty Place, rent a limo to take you to dinner at Del Frisco’s while enjoying a glass of Korbel. nibble on the best chocolates from Teuchsers Philadelphia at the Bellevue. Then head over to Philly’s favorite playground Recess for some late night dancing. For your next party think about hiring a band or DJ from CTO Entertainment be sure to stop by the Cool Pix Photo Booth. Stop off at your full service attorney’s office Zarwin Baum before you take the plunge. On Monday hit the gym, The Sporting Club, and call The Lab for marketing advice. Pick up your tickets for Philly’s most outrageously fun cake decorating contest, where you get to eat as much wedding cake as possible & bring some home. Let Them Eat Cake. on April 2nd. I suggest you bring your own container. Have a great weekend.