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American Cancer Society Gala

Honorees Dr. John Pezzimenti, of Danbury Hospital, Dr. Milton Armm, of Bridgeport Hospital, Dr. Richard Zelkowitz, of Norwalk Hospital, Dr. Timothy Hall, of Stamford Hospital, Dr. Christopher Iannuzzi, of St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, and Dr. Barbara Ward, of Greenwich Hospital.
Honorees Dr. John Pezzimenti, of Danbury Hospital, Dr. Milton Armm, of Bridgeport Hospital, Dr. Richard Zelkowitz, of Norwalk Hospital, Dr. Timothy Hall, of Stamford Hospital, Dr. Christopher Iannuzzi, of St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, and Dr. Barbara Ward, of Greenwich Hospital.

The Regency Hyatt in Greenwich was transformed into a Moroccan hotspot on March 24 for the American Cancer Society's (ACS) “A Night in Casablanca” gala.

More than 350 guests, including Congressman Christopher Shays and Connecticut State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal attended the formal dinner dance.

The event honored Dr. John Pezzimenti of Danbury Hospital's Praxair Medical Center, Dr. Milton Armm of Bridgeport Hospital, Dr. Richard Zelkowitz of Norwalk Hospital, Dr. Timothy Hall of Stamford Hospital, Dr. Barbara Ward of Greenwich Hospital, and Dr. Christopher Iannuzzi of St. Vincent's Medical Center. Each physician was awarded the Society's Star of Hope Award for excellence in providing compassionate and skilled care for people facing cancer and their unyielding contribution in the cancer fight.

Greg Durkin co-chaired the event with his wife Yvonne Paulin. WCBS News Radio anchor Joe Avellar hosted the evening and Mark Blechman, president and auctioneer of International Fiduciary, Inc (IFI) and owner of the Shippan Center for Arts and Antiques, served as auctioneer for the live auction.

Proceeds from the event supported the American Cancer Society's funding for cancer research, cancer prevention education programs, cancer patient services, advocacy for cancer patients and their caregivers

Co-chairs Greg Durkin and Yvonne Paulin, and Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.
Co-chairs Greg Durkin and Yvonne Paulin, and Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.

Honoree Dr. Richard Zelkowitz, and his wife, Tammy.
Honoree Dr. Richard Zelkowitz, and his wife, Tammy.

Honoree Dr. Christopher Iannuzzi, and wife, Jennifer.
Honoree Dr. Christopher Iannuzzi, and wife, Jennifer.
Honoree Dr. Barbara Ward, third from right, is flanked by, from left, Dr. Dickerman Hollister Jr., Jan Larkin, her husband, John Andrews, Dr. David Gruen, and Mary Harvey
Honoree Dr. Barbara Ward, third from right, is flanked by, from left, Dr. Dickerman Hollister Jr., Jan Larkin, her husband, John Andrews, Dr. David Gruen, and Mary Harvey.

Chuck Flayhan and Linda Sorbo Flayhan.
Chuck Flayhan and Linda Sorbo Flayhan.

Corporate Sponsorship co-chair Petrina Orecchio and husband, Marco.
Corporate Sponsorship co-chair Petrina Orecchio and husband, Marco.

ACS staff partner Carol Frattaroli and husband Pat Francis.
ACS staff partner Carol Frattaroli and husband Pat Francis.

Congressman Christopher Shays, left, with honoree Dr. Milton Armm and wife, Ann.
Congressman Christopher Shays, left, with honoree Dr. Milton Armm and wife, Ann.

Anne and Kevin Driscoll.
Anne and Kevin Driscoll.
Nagi Osta and Jill Tomasello.
Nagi Osta and Jill Tomasello.

Cindy Trefry, Anne Driscoll, and Carla McCarthy.
Cindy Trefry, Anne Driscoll, and Carla McCarthy.

ACS staff members, from left, Jennifer Bowtruczyk, Melissa Loukrezis, Maria DeCarlo, and Lizzie Sobel.
ACS staff members, from left, Jennifer Bowtruczyk, Melissa Loukrezis, Maria DeCarlo, and Lizzie Sobel.

Photos: Sam David Photography
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