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Hartford Hospital’s 26th annual Black & Red paid tribute to Hartford HealthCare’s Neuroscience program on Saturday, January 28, at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. The band Fitz & The Tantrums entertained 1,000 guests at the hospital’s signature fund-raiser, which also featured dining and late-night dancing to the band Flipside. The gala raised more than $1 million to benefit the development of the Neuroscience program, which has been named the Ayer Neuroscience Institute in recognition of a transformational gift from Ramani and Louise Ayer.

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The idea of making “Ron’s Run” an annual fund raising event came about during a wonderful gathering of Ron’s extended family at the beach on Kentucky Derby day 2008.   Dominique was honored to photograph the red carpet arrivals to the Kentucky Derby fundraiser party.  From mint juleps, to some crazy hats and money going to a great cause, it was a perfect event!

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Brian, Alex and I were honored to photograph the 5th Jordan’s Journey Gala held at Mohegan Sun again this year.  There were 1100 +  supporters at the gala this year and they raised over $12000 on the giving heart alone!!  In attendance were US Senator Chris Murphy as well as Jody Ferrer speaking, a musical performance by Daniel J Baker and keynote speaker this year was Jordan Burnham.  A big thanks to Masters of Ceremonies, Renee DiNino and Mark the Shark, after party entertainment by the band Mass-Conn-Fusion.  And there was even a marriage proposal too by Jordan!!

The Jordan’s Journey Gala is an annual celebration of the life and spirit of Jordan Porco and the primary fundraising event for The Jordan Matthew Porco Memorial Foundation raising awareness of suicide prevention.

The Mission of the Jordan Matthew Porco Memorial Foundation is to prevent suicide in the college and college entry student population that is often the end result of significant emotional disorders triggered by stress and/or not recognized within the person until it is too late. They do this in the name and spirit of Jordan Matthew Porco, who died by suicide in 2011. YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN THIS.

Their goal is to help prevent suicide among the college age student population by increasing awareness, identifying resources available to students, helping friends and family recognize the warning signs of depression, encouraging at-risk persons to seek out help, and providing financial support to those organizations and programs dedicated to suicide prevention.  With the generosity of sponsors, the support of those who attend, the dedication of volunteers, and the importance of their mission, this event is simply breathtaking and like none other.

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  • April, 2016

    Mareta - Hello,
    Are there more pictures from the gala? I would love to see more!

  • May, 2016

    Kate - Hi Mareta – There is a link to view more images within the blog post! 🙂

At the start of the new year, we always look forward to documenting one of the biggest and most memorable fundraisers of the year in Hartford.

Hartford Hospital celebrated the Bone & Joint Institute and the 25th anniversary of its signature fundraiser, the Black & Red, on Saturday, February 6, at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. The band Chicago entertained more than 1,100 guests at the gala, which also featured dining and late-night dancing to the band Flipside. The event raised more than $1 million to benefit the Bone & Joint Institute, whose new home is under construction at Retreat Avenue and Seymour Street in Hartford.

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