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Photos: American Heart Association Boston Heart & Stroke Ball

Check out scenes from the May 5, 2018, event at the Westin Boston Waterfront.


On Saturday, May 5, 2018, the American Heart Association welcomed more than 400 guests to the Boston Heart & Stroke Ball at the Westin Boston Waterfront. The annual gala celebrated the American Heart Association’s mission, donors, and volunteers–and, most importantly, the survivors of heart disease and stroke. It raised $1 million for future research and preventive education.

This year’s campaign was chaired by Joseph Loscalzo, MD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Jane Newburger, MD, of Boston Children’s Hospital, received the Paul Dudley White Award. Emcee Maria Stephanos, of WCVB NewsCenter 5, helped conduct a spectacular live auction. A highlight of the evening was the story of Ashley Lucchese, of Salem, whose life was saved by CPR after she suffered cardiac arrest last year.

Photos by Julie Lippert

Ashley Lucchese, a cardiac arrest survivor from Salem, holds her son, Connor, on stage

Mr. and Mrs. Al Capone

Boston Heart & Stroke Ball Chairman, Joseph Loscalzo, and his wife, Anita Loscalzo

Alison Kulkarni and Marc Casper

Michael Wagner, Tracy Wagner, Marvin Konstam and Varda Konstam

Emcee Maria Stephanos, of WCVB NewsCenter 5, interviews American Heart Association volunteer Lex Vasquez

Paul Dudley White Award recipient Jane Newburger gives an acceptance speech