|From left: Nicole Carey|
Benjamin J. Carey, Author of Barefoot in November
Donatella Arpaia Stewart
Dr. Allan Stewart, recipient of the 2013 "Young Heart" award
On Thursday Barefoot in November was presented at the 2013 Red Ball honoring Dr. Allan Stewart of New York-Presbyterian Columbia Medical Center. Dr. Stewart received the American Heart Association's "Young Heart" award at the event, and more than 150 attendees took home copies of the book.
"This is a tremendous honor and I am humbled by the organization’s faith and confidence in me", said Dr. Stewart.
"It's a story about Dr. Stewart, and open heart surgery from a patient's perspective", said Lawrence Phillips during his address at the event. Lawrence is President of the American Heart Association Young Professionals. He spoke of Dr. Stewart's excellence and innovation, and of his undying commitment to the field. He offered kind words about Barefoot in November, and he encouraged everyone in the room to continue their dedication to the fight against heart disease.
"The timing is bittersweet. I had a successful echo-cardiogram this morning, and my brother and I were able to attend this event together. We found out that he will be moved up to status 1b on the heart transplant list next month", said Carey.
The Red Ball was held at Crimson in New York City. It is a fun, social affair that attracts over 300 of New York City’s young leaders from the corporate, medical, philanthropic, entertainment, fashion, social and professional communities. It is an event that mixes business with pleasure while raising critically needed funds to support the Association’s life-saving research, education and community-based initiatives. Proceeds from the event support the American Heart Association's mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The vital funds go to advance research relating to heart disease and stroke, develop community programs within New York City and raise awareness among men and women about the signs, symptoms and causes of heart disease and stroke.
Barefoot in November can be purchased here, on Amazon, and in bookstores. You can also support Team Heartosaurus for American Heart Association in the 2013 New York City Marathon.