Twenty-Five Club raises funds for neonatal research at Magee


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The warmth was palpable inside Longue Vue Club Friday night, and it was only partly because of the roaring fire. The 25 members of the Twenty-Five Club of Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC are a tightly knit group of women who came together for a cause — raising funds for newborn medicine and neonatal research at Magee — and found friendship in the process. The 25 Club Cabaret was almost a private party, intimate in scale and convivial in nature as old friends brought new ones to enjoy an evening on the town. Cocktails and a silent auction were followed by dinner — a petite filet and grilled salmon — and the stage was set for a wonderful performance by the Resident Artists of Pittsburgh Opera. They charmed the audience with a medley of cabaret songs, showing another side of their talents to a crowd that included chairs Peggy Snavely and Jennifer Fusilli, Twenty-Five Club president Susan Fitzsimmons with David, Pittsburgh Opera general director Christopher Hahn with Ron Booth, Dr. Jon and Susan Watchko, UPMC foundation head Clyde Jones, Magee-Womens Research Institute head Arthur Scully with Debbie, Sue Zitelli, Barbara Mendlowitz, Rhoda and Dick Neft, Barbara and Charles Miller, Gerri and Michael Weiss, Bobbi and Ralph Aiello, Donna Murtha and Jim Ecker, Dennis Huber, Eleanor Schano, Dan and Patty Grealish, Dani and Al Grego, Bonnie and Bill Gurzenda, Russ Kemerer and Beth Wainright, Arlene and Barry Sokolow, Pat and Alan Siger, Terry Snavely and Kathe and Jim Patrinos, who underwrote the opera singers.


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