American Heart Association’s 54th Annual American Heart Association Long Island Heart & Stroke Ball


Heart Ball to take place Thursday, April 27th

The American Heart Association’s Long Island Annual Heart & Stroke Ball will be celebrating its 54th year on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Garden City Hotel. The Long Island Heart & Stroke Ball is an annual social event held to celebrate outstanding accomplishments of individuals and companies in the area of cardiovascular science and leadership in wellness.


This year’s event will be chaired by Adam Silvers, Esq., Managing Partner-Ruskin Moscou, Faltischek and Vice-Chaired by Renee Pope, Executive Director, KPMG, LLP. The 54th Annual Heart Ball will honor Philip D. Ragno, M.D., F.A.C.C., President/Co-Founder-Island Cardiac Specialists & Director of Cardiovascular Health & wellness-Winthrop-University Hospital and David S. Bagatelle, Executive Vice President & President -New York Metro Market, Sterling National Bank. Dr. Ragno will receive the 2017 Cardiovascular Science Award and David Bagatelle will receive the 2017 Corporate Leadership Award.


The American Heart Association promises that we will have an extraordinary impact on your life by empowering you and your loved ones to save lives, live healthier and enjoy more peace of mind about cardiovascular disease. Our goal by 2020 is to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20%, while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20%. Why? Life is Why!


The Heart & Stroke Ball is expected to have more than 500 attendees from the Long Island medical and corporate community. The evening will include dinner, dancing and a silent auction offering an exciting assortment of generously donated items. This year’s Heart & Stroke Ball Sponsors include: Castagna Realty-Americana Manhasset, Leviton, Sterling National Bank, Winthrop-University Hospital, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Catholic Health Services, Island Cardiatric Specialists, Ruskin Mouscou Faltischek, P.C., Berdon, LLP, Carter, DeLuca, Farrell, Schmidt, LLP, WBAB-FM 102.3 and WBLI-FM 106.1.


Tickets are $600. Cocktail Hour starts at 6:00 p.m. followed by the program, dinner and dancing at 7:00 pm. This year’s music will be provided by The Kenny Ford Band. For more information, tickets or for sponsorship opportunities, visit or call 516-962-0802.



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