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February 14, 2003 - Children's Hospital Patrons Dine at the Brown

What: Valentine's Day Dinner Dance

Where: The Brown Palace

When: February 14, 2002

Beneficiary: Children's Hospital Cardiac Care Center

Gala Chairperson(s): Steve Winesett, president and CEO of the Children's Hospital Foundation and Walter Berger, senior vice-president of Mellon Private Asset Management

Invocation: Alan Johnson, chaplin for the Children's Hospital

Entertainment: Lannie Garrett and her Big Band

Music: Stephanie Fisher, pianist

Sponsors: Mellon Private Asset Management, Pinnacle Group Inc., Buscaj-Andrews Architecture, Centric Elevator, Colorado Access, Holland & Hart/Mr. Scott Barker, Mr. Doug Kennedy, Mr. Jim Gregory, Mr. Peter Mueller, R.W. Beck, The Children’s Hospital administration, department of pediatrics, cardiac department, Doris Biester R.N., Dr. Doug Jones, Williams Production

Attendance: 250

Information: The Children's Hospital Foundation @ 720.917.1715

Blacktie Photos by: Elizabeth Byrnes

 Conner Randall, center with parents Linda and Mark
Conner Randall, center with parents Linda and Mark

By Blacktie Staff

Hearts were full of love on a snowy Feb. 14 for The Children's Hospital Valentine's Day Dinner Dance. The event at the romantic Brown Palace brought out 250 guests to support the Cardiac Care Center.

Event co-chairs Steve Winesett and Walter Berger greeted the festively dressed guests during the cocktail hour. Mr. Winesett is president and CEO of The Children's Hospital Foundation, and Mr. Berger is senior vice president of Mellon Private Asset Management.

Mr. Berger and his wife Gloria expressed their gratitude to the individuals who "put poured their hearts for a good cause."

Guest of honor was a very special young man by the name of Connor Randall. He has been a patient at Children’s since the tender age of 6 months. He received one of the first heart transplants there in May 1992.

Conner is now a happy and healthy 10-year-old. If you ask him who his hero is, he does not miss a beat when he announces, “Michael Jordan!” Connor himself plays a mean game of basketball.

As the snow fell outside and created a romantic setting, things were heating up inside with the perky tunes of Lannie Garrett and her Great Big Band. Red roses and glass hearts decorated the tables, along with a special Valentine's card designed by Connor.

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