BY MADISON KRAMER
PHOTOGRAPHS BY KASSIE JACKSON

Ladies Hospital Aid Society held its 115th black-tie charity event at the Omni William Penn Hotel, where 350 guests raised funds to support the LHAS Enchanted Forest. Located in The UPMC Mercy Trauma & Burn Center, the room will be a calming place where the youngest burn patients can retreat to appealing activities, games, and toys, all therapeutic in nature. A VIP reception, hosted by Beverly and Dane Wukich, M.D., preceded the gala, chaired by Beverly and Judy Woffington. The evening included live music by Gary Racan and the studio-e band, dancing, and a silent auction and boutique showcasing jewelry, crafted puppets, and fashionable purses by Mary Frances. The chairs were joined by LHAS President Carole Kamin and Andrew Peitzman, M.D., chief of general surgery and UPMC Trauma Services, and honorary chair. A presentation of awards included the recognition of Doctor of Distinction to Thomas Starzl, M.D., Ph.D.; the Visionary Legacy Award to the late Charles F. Copeland, M.D.; the LHAS Patient Advocate Award to Kirby Wilson; the Distinguished Medical Educator Award to Dr. Arthur Levine; and the Innovation Award to Alain Corcos, M.D., Ph.D, and Jörg C. Gerlach, M.D., Ph.D. “The event was beautiful, elegant, and successful,” says LHAS Executive Director Dee Dee Troutman. “The best part is always the community- wide support and the long-standing relationships built within LHAS.”


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