WVU Heart and Vascular Institute

Inaugural Heart Gala

October 27, 2018  I  Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Join the leadership of the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute and WVU Medicine for an evening of fun, mystery, and scrumptious edibles.

Established in 2015, the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute has recruited internationally renowned physician leaders in cardiology; cardiac, vascular, and thoracic surgery; and cardiovascular critical care. It has become the state’s preeminent program for quaternary care, providing full access to the most advanced technology and care available. However, there is more work to be done.

Your support will advance important research, patient education across the state and region, and provide access to patient care for those most in need. Join us and become an integral part of the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute’s statewide mission.

The Patient Access and Assistance Fund, a new program created to help support patients and their families who may be unable afford the cost of travel or may have limited ability to travel for essential medical appointments or lifesaving procedures.

The Remote Medical Fund, which will equip remote outreach clinics with advanced medical diagnostic technology, such as innovative hand-held heart ultrasounds and heart rhythm detection devices that provide access to immediate readings with a high degree of accuracy. As part of the Institute’s telehealth initiative, these new efforts aim to increase early diagnosis at much-needed rural clinics throughout West Virginia and beyond, often helping patients receive the care they need close to home while detecting serious illness much earlier.

The Innovation and Research Fund, which supports the ongoing innovative and groundbreaking research that is being developed at the Institute. This essential effort not only benefits the citizens of West Virginia and the surrounding states but also has a global impact on treatments, such as heart assist devices, transplantation, advanced robotics, catheter-based therapy, and advanced heart imaging.

About The Gala

Gala Emcee: Jerome Bettis

Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Jerome “The Bus” Bettis’ is one of the best running backs in NFL history. 

He was named to the Pro Bowl in 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, and 2005. Bettis was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Canton, Ohio in August 2015. Since retiring Jerome has started a new career as an NFL analyst where he’s appeared on numerous ESPN shows like NFL Live and SportsCenter, First Take. He’s also contributed to ESPN Radio and previously worked as an analyst for NBC Sports and the NFL Network.

Menu Selections

Salad- Sweet and Bitter Baby Greens with Marinated Grape Tomatoes, Parma Prosciutto, Mozzarella, Pesto Crostini, White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Entree Duo- Herb Roasted Filet, Pinot Noir Reduction and Shrimp and Scallop Skewer, Scampi Butter Sauce

Vegetarian Entrée- Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squash with Apple

Dessert- Opera Torte, Chocolate, Raspberries, Whipped Cream, Heavy Raspberry Sauce Sweep

Entertainment: Marquise Band

Exceptional enthusiasm and uniquely interactive performances have created a sensation around Marquise, a seven-piece band with three singers and a four-piece rhythm section with option to add horns.

When Marquise takes the stage, they create an immediate and indelible bond with their audience that is built as much on the power of the band’s personality as it is on their dynamic sound.

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Live Auction

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  2. West Virginia Sports: There is nothing quite like West Virginia on game day! Whether you are tailgating in the blue lot or watching the Black Bears hit a homerun, show your West Virginia pride and never miss a game with this awesome package
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  4. Outdoor Oasis: Transform your outdoor space into your own private paradise with upgraded furniture and outdoor accents. This package will allow you to spend more time with your family and less time mowing the lawn.
  5. Almost Heaven: West Virginia is called “Almost Heaven” for good reason. This package will have you singing “Take Me Home, Country Roads” while indulging in a variety of accommodations and activities showcasing our wild and wonderful state. This West Virginia bucket list will lead you on some truly unforgettable adventures.
  6. Nemacolin Weekday Membership: Tucked away in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is a 5-Star, four-season playground where the possibilities of creating an unparalleled getaway are never-ending.

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Pricing & Sponsorhip

Masquerade masks are available in advance at the
Ruby Memorial Hospital gift shop or wvuhgift.com

Our Sponsors

Event Details

Registration  I  5:30 pm
Reception I  6:00
Program and Dinner I  7:00
Entertainment I  8:00-Midnight

A block of rooms has been secured at multiple sites within the resort starting at $239.
Contact Nemacolin at 866-344-6957 for event rates and to ensure availability.

Valet parking will be available for the gala.

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Contact Information

Event Inquiries
Brittany Everett
Director, Executive Affairs

WVU Medicine / WVU Hospitals
Phone: 304-285-7154
Email: everettbr@wvumedicine.org


Sponsorship Information
Kristen Shipp
Phone: 304-293-1873
Email: kshipp@hsc.wvu.edu 

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