Information provided by the National Marfan Foundation.
Marc Moon, MD, Joseph C. Bancroft Professor of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, is the 2013 recipient of the National Marfan Foundation’s Hero with a Heart Award. The presentation will be made at Heartworks St. Louis, a gala benefit for the Foundation to be held on March 2 at the Chase Park Plaza. The Moon family lives in Ladue.
The National Marfan Foundation (NMF), which provides education, support and research on Marfan syndrome, a potentially fatal connective tissue disorder, is honoring Dr. Moon for his surgical expertise and the extraordinary care he provides to patients with Marfan syndrome and related disorders who require complex surgery to repair their aorta, the large blood vessel that takes blood away from the heart. In people with these conditions, the aorta is prone to enlarge and can tear or rupture, which can be fatal.
Heartworks St. Louis is now in its fifth year. More than 250 people attended last year’s event, including leading St. Louis area clinicians and researchers on Marfan syndrome and members of the St. Louis Chapter of the National Marfan Foundation.
Heartworks St. Louis will be held at the Starlight Ballroom at the Chase Park Plaza. A cocktail reception will commence at 7 pm, with dinner and the awards ceremony at 8 pm. Entertainment will be provided by the popular Charles Glen Band, a St. Louis favorite.
Tickets to Heartworks St. Louis are $200 each. To purchase, contact Kristin Braun at 516-883-8712, ext. 124, or firstname.lastname@example.org.