Know the Signs, Fight for Victory

Attend an Event

We hold many fundraising events from coast to coast throughout the year to raise awareness of Marfan syndrome and related conditions and to raise critical funds to support our work. Our events include formal HeartWorks Galas, family-friendly Walks for Victory, cocktail hours, and local events arranged by volunteer leaders. Each and every event is important and helps us further our mission.

Our educational events include our four-day conference and various regional symposia. These bring together individuals, families, and medical experts for information and support for the Marfan, Loeys-Dietz, VEDS, and related conditions community.

HeartWorks Gala

Founded nearly 25 years ago by former Board Chair, Karen Murray, the first HeartWorks was a small event held at a fashion showroom in New York City. Since then, HeartWorks has become a star-studded event in some of the most exquisite locations in New York, and expanding to other cities, including St. Louis, Houston, and Chicago. 

The galas provide an opportunity to recognize members of our community. We have honored many of the world’s leading medical experts on Marfan, Loeys-Dietz, and VEDS, business leaders, and other volunteers who have made significant contributions to advance the Foundation’s mission. Each event also provides an intimate look into the lives of those affected, raising awareness and creating impact.

Through corporate support and community leadership and participation, HeartWorks has raised more than $15 million since its inception. This funding is critical to the Foundation’s programs and services that provide education, patient support, and research.

Interested in supporting a special event with a sponsorship, donation, or auction item? 

 Please contact Kara Burke at kburke@marfan.org or Alyssa Aiello at aaiello@marfan.org 


Voices for Victory

Chicago Community
The Petty Family
The Shaw Family

HeartWorks New York City

Founded in 1998 by former Board chair, Karen Murray, HeartWorks New York City is our signature special event that has featured incredible performances from Broadway legends, honored world-class medical experts, and raised critical funds to support our mission. This is a one-of-a-kind event you don’t want to miss!  

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HeartWorks St. Louis

HeartWorks St. Louis was established in 2009 by Dr. Alan Braverman and his wife, Rebecca. A member of the Foundation’s Professional Advisory Board and Board of Directors, Dr. Braverman is a world-renowned medical expert on Marfan syndrome and related conditions. Join the St. Louis community as we come together to further advance the life-saving work of The Marfan Foundation.   

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HeartWorks Houston

Established in 2021 by Dr. Joseph Coselli and his wife, Kelly, the Houston HeartWorks gala is a true partnership supported by volunteers and many hospitals in the Houston area. Join us as we come together to honor deserving individuals who have made significant contributions to our community, enjoy live music and dancing, and participate in our exciting live and silent auctions.  

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HeartWorks Chicago

HeartWorks Chicago held its inaugural event in 2022 and over our first two years we have had tremendous nights – with sold-out rooms that enjoyed amazing live bands, fun live auctions, and incredible fundraising success. Together with our hospital partners, Children’s Alliance of Chicagoland, Northwestern Medicine and Robert & Ann Lurie Children’s Hospital, our volunteer leaders have showed their relentless commitment to the Foundation’s mission.

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Evening with Heart

Evening with Heart, created in New York, is a cocktail party that provides opportunities to socialize with friends and support The Marfan Foundation. Less formal than our Heartworks galas, Evening with Heart nonetheless provides both a good time and critical funding for the Foundation’s programs and services, as well as research. In addition to our New York events, we have held Evening with Heart in Scottsdale, Raleigh, Chicago, and San Francisco. 

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UnCorked 

Don’t miss out on a wonderful opportunity to learn about and taste magnificent wines from different corners of the world, all while raising funds and awareness for The Marfan Foundation and its divisions.  Currently located in NYC, we hope you will join us for UnCorked 2024.


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Looking for Other Events?

The Marfan Foundation hosts events that provide people living with Marfan syndrome, VEDS, Loeys-Dietz, and related conditions, and their families, opportunities to connect with the community, learn the latest research information, and spread awareness at various locations around the country.

We’d love to see you there! For more information, visit the links below.

Upcoming Events

We hold many events from coast to coast throughout the year to raise awareness of Marfan, Loeys-Dietz, VEDS, and other genetic aortic and vascular conditions, and to raise critical funds to support our work.

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