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Events – Feb 2014

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Saint Joseph London Foundation hosts Masquerade Ball

LONDON The Saint Joseph London Foundation’s 2014 Affair of the Heart: Masquerade Ball on February 1, 2014, raised over $40,000 to benefit over 2,500 patients and families through the Healthy Communities program.

Installing New Officers

LEXINGTON– The new officers of Lexington Medical Society (LMS) were installed at the meeting on January 14, 2014. Thomas H. Waid, MD, president, David S. Kirn, MD, vice-president, Jason P. Harris, MD, secretary-treasurer, Rice C. Leach, MD president–elect, Richard D. Floyd, IV, MD, vice-president elect, and Charles L. Papp sec-treasurer elect.

Christopher Hickey was in attendance as the new Executive Vice President/CEO of the LMS succeeding Carolyn Kurz, who retired after many years of service to the LMS. The Lexington Medical Society’s Layperson Award was re-named The Carolyn Kurz Layperson Award. A retirement party honoring Kurz was held January 24 in Lexington.

Central Kentucky Heart Ball Comes to Lexington on Saturday, March 8

LEXINGTON Each year, the American Heart Association hosts a party to celebrate its mission, volunteers, donors, and the lives saved from heart disease and stroke. It’s a night to reflect on the past accomplishments and achievements, as well a look toward the future ones.

The Central Kentucky Heart Ball will be held on Saturday, March 8 at Lexington Center’s Bluegrass Ballroom. Now in its 26th year, this black tie event has helped to advance the lifesaving mission that has impacted the lives of thousands of men, women, and children in the Lexington area.

Corporate and medical professionals will gather to honor survivors and those who made major contributions in cardiovascular research. This year’s ball is chaired by Darby and Charlotte Turner and will honor Warren W. Rosenthal for his community-wide achievements. Guests will enjoy fine dining, dancing, and unique silent and live auction opportunities. All proceeds from the Heart Ball will support the American Heart Association, which funds public and professional education, advocacy, and scientific research.

“This is one of our largest and most important events,” said Mike Turner, special events director for the American Heart Association. “Our survivors will be honored and their physicians spotlighted for their significant lifesaving achievements, which allow the community, donors, and supporters to see the results of the American Heart Association’s research, advocacy, educational programs, and dedication at work.”

Tickets start at $200 per person with proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association. For more information, call Mike Turner at (859) 977-4605 or visit

Lexington Art league’s Art Ball

Over 350 supporters of the arts braved frigid temperatures on January 25 to celebrate “Luminosity” at the Lexington Art League’s Art Ball. Guests were treated to an exclusive preview of the exhibition’s signature piece – a 20-ft. sculpture made of repurposed light bulbs collected via a community light bulb drive. The sculpture, called “New Moon,” will be revealed to the public on Feb. 21st at Triangle Park, where an interactive element will be unveiled for the first time.