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Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Hartford, CT 

Join us for Hartford Hospital’s 27th annual Black & Red as we honor the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Hartford Hospital!  

**The event is SOLD OUT**
For questions on the event, please contact Carla Burgess at (860) 972-1932
You may still make an outright gift to support the Black & Red here. 

Do you need a tuxedo, hotel or transportation? Please visit our accommodations page to find all the information you need. 

2018 Beneficiary
The Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute
at Hartford Hospital


The Heart & Vascular Institute brings together the assets and expertise of Hartford HealthCare and its extensive network of affiliated private-practice heart and vascular physicians to find and treat heart disease. The institute’s priority is to deliver the highest quality patient outcomes in three core disciplines: cardiology, vascular surgery, and cardiac surgery. The services offered at the institute range from prevention and sports cardiology to advanced cardiac imaging, implanted cardiac assist devices, complex cardiac surgery, and cardiac transplantation.

The Heart & Vascular Institute also initiates and participates in research to ensure that our clinicians are on the leading edge of new technology. We are a national leader in providing our patients with state-of-the-art treatment. Hartford Healthcare’s expansive network includes five acute-care hospitals and is uniquely suited to deliver the most comprehensive cardiac care in the region. 

The Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Hartford Hospital sets the standard for world-class cardiac care in Connecticut and provides the clinical excellence and leading-edge research that is the foundation from which we will further innovation and cardiovascular disease management.

Learn more about the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute at hartfordhealthcare.org/services/cardiology-heart-care

2018 Entertainment
Idina Menzel


Tony Award-winning icon Idina Menzel has a diverse career that traverses stage, film, television, and music. Idina's voice can be heard as Elsa in Disney's global box office smash Frozen, in which she sings the film's Oscar-winning song “Let It Go,” and in the follow-up short, Frozen Fever. After Idina's performance of the multi-platinum song at the 86th annual Academy Awards, she made history as the first person with a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting. Idina capped 2016 with the release of her fifth solo studio album idina., and kicked off 2017 with a starring role in Lifetime's remake of Beaches, which aired January. Idina recently completed a critically acclaimed international tour in support of her latest album idina.

Garnering huge critical acclaim, Menzel reached superstardom on Broadway with her Tony Award-winning performance as Elphaba, the misunderstood green girl in the blockbuster Wicked, and in her Tony-nominated role as Maureen in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent. Menzel's most recent Broadway role as Elizabeth in the original production If/Then earned her a third Tony nomination. Other notable projects include Glee and Disney's Enchanted. In addition to cast albums, Menzel's prolific recording career includes the solo albums I StandHere, and Still I Can't Be Still. Her first-ever Christmas album, Holiday Wishes, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Holiday Albums chart, broke into the top 10 on Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, and received rave reviews. Menzel received the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at Billboard's annual Women in Music event the same year, 2014.

Philanthropy is important to Menzel, who co-founded the A BroaderWay Foundation in 2010, an organization dedicated to offering girls from underserved communities an outlet for self-expression and creativity through arts-centered programs. The emphasis is on building self-esteem, developing leadership qualities and striving for personal and social achievement. In 2014 Menzel was recognized as one of Variety Magazine's Power of Women honorees for her work with the organization.

For more information, visit idinamenzel.com

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We would like to thank the following companies for contributing a portion or all services to the success of the 2018 Black & Red. 

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

Lynn Beaulieu and Gerry Lupacchino
Carla Burgess
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Cohen
Carol S. Garlick
Marcia and John Hincks
Roger and Debbie Klene




































Mark A. Marieb, MD
Network Design and Construction, Inc.
Drs. Jarrod and Leah Post
Sharon Poupart
Dr. and Mrs. William Sardella 
Dr. Peruvamba Venkatesh and Dr. Jayashree Venkatesh
Andrew E. Wakefield, MD

Peter and Fern Youmans