THANK YOU to all our sponsors and guests who made this event a success. The Black & Red has raised $1 million for our Trauma Center!

Hartford Hospital's 
Black & Red 

Saturday, January 24, 2015
The Bushnell
Hartford, Connecticut
with entertainment by The Blues Brothers
Starring Dan Aykroyd & Jim Belushi

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2015 Black & Red Beneficiary
The Trauma Center at Hartford Hospital


Hartford Hospital is home to the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, as classified by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. With the Emergency Department and LIFE STAR, the state’s only air ambulance system, the Hartford Hospital Trauma Center provides multidisciplinary, comprehensive emergency services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to patients who have medical conditions and injuries ranging from minor to serious to life threatening. For many patients, our advanced Trauma Center is the gateway to Hartford Hospital’s innovative and complex care.

The Trauma Center at Hartford Hospital is devoted to serving the community by providing specialized physicians and unparalleled resources and equipment to care for the critically ill and injured during transport, in the emergency room, in the operating rooms, and through to rehabilitation.

Funds raised through the 2015 Black & Red will help Hartford Hospital continue to provide the best evidence-based, state-of-the-art care for individuals experiencing traumatic injuries and medical emergencies. Moreover, the Trauma Center at Hartford Hospital is a community resource for preventive services and outreach programs, providing education to professionals and the public. 

To view an amazing story that highlights the work of the Trauma Center at Hartford Hospital, please watch the video below:


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2015 Black & Red Entertainment
The Blues Brothers Starring Dan Aykroyd & Jim Belushi

November, 1978.  Jake and Elwood Blues make their national television debut (and first paying gig) on Saturday Night Live with their breakthrough, high-energy rendition of Sam Dave’s classic “Soul Man.”  It was an overnight sensation that catapulted these two brothers from Calumet City, IL to the heights of stardom.  “Soul Man” sparked a national summer tour, two platinum albums and the landmark feature film, The Blues Brothers.

Twenty-two years later, after the passing of Jake, the long-lost Brother Zee finally peeled his face from the gutter to carry on the family tradition: a high-energy, authentic, rhythm-and-blues showband – with a South Memphis accent and an East Texas kick.  Elwood Blues returns as “the legacy” and joins Brother Zee as “the blood,” singing and dancing their way through all the greatest Blues Brothers hits: “Sweet Home, Chicago,” “Messin’ with the Kid” and, of course, “Soul Man,” all backed by the internationally renowned Sacred Hearts.


That’s right.  They actually get to keep the money this time. 


Thank you to our 2015 sponsors!

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We would like to thank the following individuals and companies for contributing a portion or all services to the success of the 2015 Black & Red.




We would like to thank the following donors who made outright gifts to the Black & Red of $500 and above. 

Anonymous (2)
Carla Burgess
Corrigan Partners
Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc. 
Carol S. Garlick
Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
John and Marcia Hincks
Stacy Nerenstone, MD
and Mort Weinstein
Network Interiors, Inc. 
Rocco Orlando, MD
and Reverend Joanne P. Orlando

























































Richard Rego
William V. Sardella, MD
Thomas and Saraellen Sargent
SOUTHWIND, A Division of the Advisory Board
Paul and Melinda Sullivan
Teed Co. 
Andrew E. Wakefield, MD
and Eva Ceranowicz, DVM
West Farms Mall, LLC


Black & Red

Black & Red Medical Staff Leadership
Jeffrey A. Finkelstein, MD, Chief, Emergency Medicine
Black & Red Medical Staff Co-Chair

Orlando C. Kirton, MD, Chief, Surgery; Director, Trauma
Black & Red Medical Staff Co-Chair

Kenneth J. Robinson, MD, Director, LIFE STAR

Medical Staff Officers
Stacy R. Nerenstone, MD, President

Matthew L. Saidel, MD, Vice President

William V. Sardella, MD, Treasurer

John F. D'Avella, MD, Secretary

Black & Red Committee
Eric Daniels, Chair

Marla and John Byrnes
Joan Feldman
Lori Flaks
Carrie Hammond
Susan Hatch
Monica and Matthew Hoffman
David Holmgren
Lauren and Gregory Jones
Rebecca Corbin Loree
Bonnie Malley
Debbie Markowitz
Debbie May
Julie and Sean Meehan
Thea Montanez
Agnes Peelle
Ezra Ripple
Kenneth J. Robinson, MD
Susan Rottner
Sarah and Peter Stevens
Connie Weaver
Nadine Francis West


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