Location: National Building Museum
WL SPONSORED – Photos by Tony Powell
THE EVENT: A stunning transformation of a cavernous space for a smashing gala that raised $750,000 to provide hospice care for people unable to afford it and to support advanced training for physicians in Palliative Medicine. THE SCENE: Wendy Adeler-Hall and Argentine Ambassador Hector Timerman and his wife Annabelle Sielecki greeted guests as Latin libations and passionate tango music livened up the scene prior to the awards ceremony emceed by 60 Minutes II correspondent Scott Pelley. Hospice advocates Marilynn and Ed Bersoff were honored along with Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift, who helped raise public awareness in her book, Two Weeks of Life, which chronicled her late husband’s hospice experience.