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Heartfest benefits Ciccarone Center

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Heart-healthy cuisine and the appearance of two celebrities were among the highlights at the ninth annual Heartfest for the benefit of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease.

Actress/choreographer Debbie Allen and Earl Woods, father of PGA phenom Tiger Woods, joined the more than 1,400 guests at the Martin's West event. Both are spokespeople for heart-disease prevention. As for the heart-healthy gourmet fare, it was the contribution of more than 20 area restaurants.

Honorees at the event were state School Superintendent Nancy Grasmick (community award) and Dr. Simeon Margolis, a Hopkins Hospital cardiologist (medical award). Offering praise for the pair were Dr. Roger F. Blumenthal and Dr. Charles J. Lowenstein, co-directors of the heart center.

Among those spotted at the event were Tim and Liz Peck, Maryland Athletic club owners; Lisa Pachino, Novartis Pharmaceuticals; and Dr. Susan Townsend, executive director of the Relationship Enrichment Center.

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