Srtoke ball a success

The Island Now
Renee Pope, Dr. Kimon Bekelis, Dr. Jorge Gardyn & Todd Fabricant

Hundreds of attendees from the Long Island medical and corporate community came out to the Garden City Hotel in Garden City on Thursday, April 26 to attend the American Heart Association’s 55th Annual Long Island Heart & Stroke Ball.

The Long Island Heart Ball is an annual social event held to recognize outstanding accomplishments of individuals and companies in the area of cardiovascular science and leadership.

This year’s “Heart Rock” themed event was co-chaired by Todd Fabricant, CEO, Todd Mitchell Associates and Renee Pope, executive director, KPMG, LLP.

The 55th Annual Heart Ball honored Dr. Kimon Bekelis, Catholic Health Services of Long Island who will receive the Neurological Science Honoree Stroke & Brain Aneurysm Award and Dr. Jorge L. Gardyn, Island Occupational Medical Resources P.C. who will receive the Cardiovascular Science Honoree Heart Disease Intervention in Fire Services Award.

This year’s event emcee was WBAB Afternoon Drive host, Fingers who dazzled the crowd with his various wardrobe changes.

The evening was a rock n’ roll success and included dinner, silent auction and dancing to the tunes of the Dane Wright Band.


For more information or to get involved in the 56th Annual Long Island Heart & Stroke Ball, visit or call 516-962-0805.

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