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Christopher Weiner is one of Washington, DC’s brightest and most ambitious up-and-comers in the sports industry. He has had the unique opportunity to work for a variety of organizations ranging from positions with professional sports teams to full-service sports agencies and sports marketing and consulting companies. Christopher served as the Vice President for the Sports Events Marketing Experience (SEME), an international networking and career conference for active young professionals who seek the education and access necessary to launch their careers in the sports and events industries. He also functions as the Vice President of Marketing & Sales for HeartsWell, LLC. his family-owned company that provides specialty products to recovering heart patients. Furthering his commitment to helping prevent cardiovascular disease and building healthier lives, he is an active member of the American Heart Association’s young professionals organization, PULSE. His involvement in both the sports and charity scenes have gained recognized in Washington Life Magazine and Bisnow Media. A Colorado native, Christopher also spent several years living in California before moving to Maryland where he has resided for nearly two decades. He received his BS from the University of Maryland and MPS in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University.

Recap: 2013 Paint The Town Red Gala To Benefit American Heart Association

2013 Paint The Town Red Host Committee (Photo Credit: Mark Kanawati)

2013 Paint The Town Red Host Committee
(Photo Credit: Mark Kanawati)

On October 10th, over 200 of Washington D.C.’s philanthropic socials Painted the Town Red at the American Heart Association‘s annual “red-tie” gala. Young socialites braved the rainy weather and made it to the Carnegie Institute for Science to support the fight against cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Guests enjoyed light heart-healthy  hors d’oeuvres and specialty sips, and then hit the dance floor showing off their moves and glamorous red attire for the cameras.

Brian Fitzgerald and Eliza Kanovsky (Photo Credit: Mark Kanawati)

Brian Fitzgerald and Eliza Kanovsky
(Photo Credit: Mark Kanawati)

“The liveliness and energy of the event was undeniably terrific. It was heartwarming to see so many attendees bring such passion and enthusiasm to the PULSE community,” said Jena Belinkie, PTTR Host Committee Co-Chair.  “We’re confident that we are reaching and inspiring the next generation of socially concerned Washingtonians to make them aware of the fantastic work we are doing.”

Noel Shriner and Michelle King (Photo Credit: Mark Kanawati)

Noel Shriner and Michelle King
(Photo Credit: Mark Kanawati)

“The PULSE Committee has really outdone themselves,” said Kirsten Baier, Senior Director of Development at the American Heart Association.  “Once again, they have created both an exciting party for several hundred people and a tremendously successful fundraiser. This one broke records, which is wonderful because the organization is working hard to continue its citywide growth.  I was delighted to see how these younger generations filled the room, were entertained, and carried on the AHA vision.”

Emily Epstein, Danielle Karst, and Matt Solomon (Photo Credit: Mark Kanawati)

Emily Epstein, Danielle Karst, and
Matt Solomon
(Photo Credit: Mark Kanawati)

The American Heart Association (AHA) is committed to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Overall, the event was successful, and raised over $40,000 for heart disease and stroke prevention research, as well as a variety of mission events aimed at informing and educating people about building healthier lives.

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