Pumping up fun at Heart Ball


It was time for most of Baltimore's heart doctors to follow their own advice and get a cardio workout, albeit on the dance floor at the 1999 Heart Ball.

Some 200 area cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, and 400 other guests, not only raised their heart rates, but $180,000 for the American Heart Association at the annual heartfelt fest, held at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Jay M. Weinstein, AHA's Baltimore Division board chairman, presented the evening's two honorees, who joined the fight against heart disease from different sides of the battlefield. Dr. Joseph S. McLaughlin is director of the division of cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Casper R. Taylor, speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, is a survivor of congestive heart failure.

Among those partying heart-y were the event's four co-chairmen: Grant Cole, a senior vice president at Nations Bank; Charles E. Knudsen III, managing director of Allied Investment Advisors; Phillip C. Martien, president of Phillips Way Inc.; and Nelson Sabatini, a senior vice president with the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Pub Date: 02/14/99

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