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We also celebrated the life-saving work of the American Heart Association this weekend at the Mandarin Oriental for the annual Heart Ball. 500 physicians and corporate and community leaders came together to raise funds for what is still the number one killer in the US today, heart disease. At the cocktail reception, we snapped Campion Hruby Landscape Architects' Carolyn Campion and her husband Severn School's Kevin Campion with Alt Breeding Schwarz' Scarlett Breeding and John Alt.

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Guests sipped on the New Moon cocktail made of vodka, pomegranate, chambord, and creme de casis while bidding on food, wine, vacations, and dining during the silent auction. Here, AHA exec director Jay Blackwell and Riveron Consulting's Tony Cord surround featured artist Tina Palmer, whose heart painting was showcased for bidding.

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Eagle Bank prez Tom Murphy, right, with wife Denise, and colleague Tony Marquez with wife Pam, a teacher.

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There was a Chinese theme with a dinner of miso-glazed seabass, sesame-ginger sticky rice, and baby bok choy. Here, Cardiology Associates' John Martin, Kelly Brown, and MedStar Washington Hospital Center's Kathy Monge with husband, MedStar Montgomery prez Pete.