Honoree Dr. Valentine Fuster, center, with Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital staff. (Photo by Ed Shin)

Hundreds of attendees from the Long Island medical and corporate community came out for the American Heart Association’s 57th Annual Long Island Heart & Stroke Ball at the Garden City Hotel on Nov. 13. 

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 theme “A Tale of Two Zip Codes” was to bring awareness that where you live can affect how long you live. 

This year’s event was chaired by Bradly & Parker, Inc. CEO Wynne Nowland along with Medical Co-Chairs; Peter Fromm, MPH, RN, FACHE, FAHA Administrator, Cardiology Service Line Mount Sinai South Nassau & Beth Oliver, DNP, RN Senior Vice President of Cardiac Services Mount Sinai Health System.

The 57th Annual Heart Ball honored Valentin Fuster, MD, Ph.D., Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital as Medical Honoree and Corporate Honorees Thomas and Nanci Dufek, Dufek and Associates, CFOforaday®. Nanci was also the Survivor Honoree who shared her story that evening.

The guests enjoyed an evening of dinner, dancing, and a silent auctions, which offered an exciting assortment of generously donated items. The Long Island Life Is Why Sponsors are Bradley & Parker, Petro Home Services, and Mount Sinai South Nassau.  

Dufek Family L. to R.: Tom, Jamie, Nanci, Thomas, Tracy, and Jon. (Photo by Ed Shin)

L. to R.: Nupoor Narula and Valentin Fuster. (Photo by Ed Shin)
L. to R.: Abigail and Peter Fromm. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Award for Honoree Valentin Fuster. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Thomas and Nanci Dufek getting honored by Wynne Nowland. (Photo by Ed Shin)
The 57th Annual Heart Ball honored Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital as Medical Honoree. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Corporate Honorees Thomas & Nanci Dufek, Dufek and Associates, CFOforaday®. Nanci was also the Survivor Honoree who shared her story that evening. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Mark S. Davis, American Heart Association Long Island Board Chairman. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Auctioneer John Terrio. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Wynne Nowland, CEO, Bradly & Parker, Inc. (Photo by Ed Shin)
L. to R.: Thomas and Nanci Dufek. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Nanci Dufek with Paula Herman from Cooking With Stars. (Photo by Ed Shin)
In The Groove Band. (Photo by Ed Shin)
(Photo by Ed Shin)

(Photo by Ed Shin)
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