Heartworks St. Louis, a benefit for The Marfan Foundation, was held at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. Masters of Ceremonies for the event were, Alan and Rebecca Braverman.  Dr. Braverman is the Alumni Endowed Professor in Cardiovascular Diseases and Director of the Marfan Syndrome Clinic at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and a member of the Foundation’s Professional Advisory Board and Board of Directors. Dr. Doug and Sharon Aach are Champions of the gala and vital partners. Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, was the recipient of The Marfan Foundation’s 2017 Distinguished Research Award. In addition, the Foundation honored Dana Gima, BSN, RN, and Barb Stehman, BSN, RN, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, with the Hero with a Heart Award and Cheryl Marshall, Washington University School of Medicine, with the Spirit of Service Award. Centene Corporation, a long-time supporter of The Marfan Foundation, was the presenting sponsor of this year’s Heartworks St. Louis. Heartworks St. Louis is now in its ninth year. More than 400 people attended this year’s event, including leading St. Louis and Metro East area clinicians and researchers on Marfan syndrome, leaders of the area’s business community, and members of the St. Louis Chapter of The Marfan Foundation.