TribLIVE

| Lifestyles


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Lending Hearts Gala honors UPMC CancerCenter chairman

Lending Hearts president Vasso Paliouras and Dr. Stanley Marks. Credit: Christina Dickerson

Sunday, March 3, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

“This organization has dived in head first and is looking to provide services (the city) didn't have before. It's one of those things — how can you not support it?” asked Dr. Stanley Marks (with Nikol) during a VIP cocktail hour held in his honor at LeMont on Feb. 28.

Joined by 250 of the local medical who's who, the Lending Hearts Gala was honoring the aforementioned chairman of UPMC CancerCenter during its inaugural event that drew the likes of Dr. Nancy Davidson, Rick Soeder, Steve and Amy Ellis, Lending Hearts prexy Vasso Paliouras, Athena Sarris, Dr. Tony Farah, Drs. Mounzer Agha and Douha Safar, and Drs. Jing Hou and Xu Liang.

Also on hand was Paliouras' sister, Constance Zotis, whose battle with cancer served as the inspiration to create an organization that would provide meaningful experiences free of cost to children and young adults with cancer. The goal, Paliouras said, is to help take their minds off of their illness, even if only for a little while.

“(I want them to know) they're not alone,” she said. “There's a lot of life to keep living.”

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Fanfare

  1. The play’s the thing at Child Health Association of Sewickley’s ball
  2. 1879 Founders’ Circle Dinner gives preview of Sigo Falk Collections Center
  3. Flash!: Alliance Française de Pittsburgh; “Come Fly With Me” gala
  4. Festive evening salutes Salvation Army’s good works
  5. Shadyside Splendor Holiday Home Tour takes in 6 historic houses
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.