Larry King Cardiac Foundation Gala
Heart Pumping Good Time

Entertainer James Brown and funnyman Louie Anderson dazzled the crowd at “An Evening with Larry King and Friends,” the annual fundraising gala of The Larry King Cardiac Foundation (LKCF) on March 5 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Hosts Larry and Shawn King honored three individuals for their dedication to saving lives.

Chairman and President of FedEx Frederick W. Smith received “The Gerald S. Snyder Heart Award,” presented by dinner chairman Dan Snyder (the award is named for his late father.) Ramsey Foundation Director Norma C. Ramsey received “The Spirit of Life Award” presented by Virginia Governor, Mark Warner. Dr. Richard Katz of George Washington University Medical Center received the first “The LKCF Physicians Laureate Award.” For over 15 years, the LKCF has been providing life saving cardiac treatments for those whose insurance does not cover the procedures or cannot afford treatment. To date, the LKCF has funded over 80 surgeries. This year's event grossed over $1.2 million.

Paul Frasier and
Dr. Tina Alster
Shawn King and Father Ken Deasy Larry King with his son

Penny Yerks, Norma Ramsey, Dorothy McAuliffe and Piper Gioia

Louie Anderson Madeleine Albright

Fred Smith, Fred Malek, Luis Moreno and Jim Kimsey

Tanya and Dan Snyder

Herb Cohen, Kathy Katz and Dr. Richard Katz with Marilyn Crawford

Elizabeth Tanner, Betty Ann Tanner and Emily Smith