Black & Red Gala Calls on Everyone to ‘Be a Lifesaver’

With more than 1,100 guests filling The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts to see Tony Award-winning performer Idina Menzel, the 2018 Black & Red raised more than $1.1 million to benefit the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Hartford Hospital.

The funds raised will help advance the institute’s mission of delivering the highest quality patient outcomes in cardiology, vascular surgery and cardiac surgery.

In addition to supporting innovation in cardiovascular disease management, the Black & Red raises awareness about issues important to the community. This year’s community education campaign encourages everyone to “Be a Lifesaver” by learning hands-only CPR.

The event featured hands-on opportunities to use cardiac and CPR training and educational equipment with the guidance of Hartford Hospital physicians.