Jean Shafiroff  @ Hampton's Heart Ball

Long Island, New York - The American Heart Association’s Hamptons Heart Ball was a huge success on Saturday night June 23rd. The rain held off, but the festivities did not. The 22nd Annual Hamptons Heart Ball was held at the Southampton Arts Center in Southampton and was attended by 400 people raising over $700,000 to benefit the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association.

Jean And Martin Shafiroff

Randi Schatz And Barbara Poliwoda

The event honored Audrey & Martin Gruss, of The Audrey and Martin Gruss Foundation and Dr. Apostolos K. Tassiopoulos, Department Chair of Vascular Surgery at Stony Brook and Director of the Heart and Stroke Center at Southampton Hospital. The Ball was Co-Chaired by Jean Shafiroff, Philanthropist and Author and Chuck Simonton, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Divisional Vice President, Global Medical Affairs, Abbott. Entertaining the guests was Master of Ceremonies Greg Kelly.

Jean Shafiroff And Tracy Stern

Margo And John Catsimatidis

Leah Fryd
Also, in attendance was Bob Chaloner, NY Congresswoman Rebecca Seawright, Meredith Cohen, Dottie Herman, Lauren Witkoff, Dr. Jeff Moses, Robert Zimmerman, Dr. Larry Chinitz, John & Terry Tortorella, Paola and Arnie Rosenshein, Maria and Ken Fishel, Missy Hargraves, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Anka Palitz, Larry Kaiser, Mayor Michael Irving and wife Ellen, Lauren and Bob Roberts, Lilliana Cavendish, Pamela O’Connor and John and Margo Catsimatidis.
To get involved in next year’s event, please contact Barbara Poliwoda at (631) 734-2804, or visit

The American Heart Association would like to thank local media sponsors, Hamptons Magazine, Dan’s Papers, & Avenue on the Beach Magazine.

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit

Photos Courtesy Of: Lenny Stucker Photography 2018 / / Rob Rich / Society Allure