Heart Deco Ball

More than 200 guests stepped into the Miami of old at Heart Deco, the American Heart Association’s 2009 Miami Heart Ball held at the Eden Roc Renaissance Resort. This year’s celebration marked the inaugural year of the Big Heart Humanitarian Award, presented to members of the community who have made significant contributions to society. The recipients this year were singer/actress Paulina Rubio, award-winning journalist María Celeste Arrarás (pictured), philanthropist Lady Monica Heftler, world-renowned artist Romero Britto and president and CEO of Total Bank, Bill Heffernan. Dr. Eduardo de Marchena, from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, received the Cor Vitae Award, which honors a Miami-Dade physician or researcher who, through his/her professional accomplishments and commitments, has significantly influenced advancement in the field of heart disease and/or stroke. See complete American Heart Association Heart Deco Ball coverage:

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