Although the serious subject of heart disease was highlighted during the Girls’ Night Out event held at the Marriott in Tarrytown, the evening was heartwarming and uplifting. Featured were tributes to heart disease survivors and their supporters.
The stories of women who had dealt with the disease were presented in a series of videos. The women were joined onstage by hospital team members who supported them through their care and recovery.
Mary Calvi, a news anchor on WCBS-TV, was the emcee for the evening.
The event benefited the Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s Heart and Vascular Institute. It raised $80,000 to help support the work done there. The health network is a 1,700-bed health care system headquartered in Valhalla with 10 hospitals on eight campuses.