Friends from the Heart Luncheon

Leslie Brady
August 14, 2019
Heart Luncheon
Grace Perry Daughtridge, left, board member, and Mary Johnson, development committee chair.

More than 60 guests recently gathered at the Country Club of Charleston for the inaugural luncheon of Friends from the Heart, a new association for friends and supporters of the MUSC Heart & Vascular Center.

Friends from the Heart Inaugural Luncheon

Guests were welcomed by Heart & Vascular Center Advisory Board member Doug Warner, followed by an invocation from Harriett Daughtridge, also a member of the board. They later heard a powerful testimonial from Brittany Crosby Howard, who underwent a heart transplant in December 2018 shortly after delivering her third child, and a presentation by Division of Cardiology Director Thomas G. Di Salvo, M.D., on the state of the Heart & Vascular Center.

Mary Johnson, a member of the Heart & Vascular Advisory Board and chair of its development committee, closed the event with an overview of the new Friends from the Heart society.

Friends from the Heart are loyal supporters of the MUSC Heart & Vascular Center who are changing what’s possible in heart care. Members of the group, which consists of those making an annual contribution of $1,000 to support the center’s work, are eligible to receive:

  • Invitations to exclusive MUSC Heart & Vascular Center awareness events with the opportunity to meet and learn from world-class physicians and researchers.
  • A personal tour of the MUSC Heart & Vascular Center.
  • The center’s newsletter, From the Heart, by mail and digitally.
  • Recognition in printed materials and online.

We invite you to join Friends from the Heart with your annual gift of $1,000 or more. Giving is easy! Thank you for changing what’s possible in heart care.