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Four doctors, one museum and one mega philanthropist make for record evening

Four doctors, one museum and one mega philanthropist set a record

Hearts of Gold Gala Event Co-chairs Dr. Marc Boom and Dr. Julie Boom, Dr. Paul Klotman and Dr. Mary Klotman.
Dr. Marc Boom, Dr. Julie Boom, Dr. Paul Klotman, Dr. Mary Klotman. Photo by Kim Coffman
Hearts of Gold Gala Martin and Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein, Honoree Margaret Alkek Williams
Martin Fein, Kelli Cohen Fein,Margaret Alkek Williams. Photo by Kim Coffman
Hearts of Gold Gala Nick Florescu and Dominique Sachse, Honorary Chairs Gina and Dr. Devinder Bhatia
Nick Florescu, Dominique Sachse, Gina Bhatia, Dr. Devinder Bhatia. Photo by Kim Coffman
Hearts of Gold Gala Dr. Wayne Franklin and Mistress of Ceremonies Rachel McNeill
Dr. Wayne Franklin, Rachel McNeill. Photo by Kim Coffman
Hearts of Gold Gala Bruce and Barbie Ross
Bruce Ross, Barbie Ross. Photo by Kim Coffman
Hearts of Gold Gala Roberto and Claudia Contreras
Roberto Contreras, Claudia Contreras. Photo by Kim Coffman
Hearts of Gold Gala The Health Museum President & CEO Melanie Johnson, Ed.D., and Bruce Johnson
Melanie Johnson, Bruce Johnson, Photo by Kim Coffman
Hearts of Gold Gala Dr. Melissa Dupree and Dr. Navin Subramanian
Dr. Melissa Dupree, Dr. Navin Subramanian. Photo by Kim Coffman
Hearts of Gold Gala Doe and Henry Florsheim
Doe Florsheim, Henry Florsheim. Photo by Kim Coffman
Hearts of Gold Gala Harriet Hart, Sonny Wallace, Trinidad Mendenhall
Harriet Hart, Sonny Wallace, Trini Mendenhall. Photo by Kim Coffman
Hearts of Gold Gala Patricia Dewhurst, Carolyn and Dr. Carlos Hamilton
Patricia Dewhurst, Carolyn  Hamilton, Dr. Carlos Hamilton. Photo by Kim Coffman
Hearts of Gold Gala Dr. Malcolm and Jackie Mazow
Dr. Malcolm Mazow, Jackie Mazow. Photo by Kim Coffman
Hearts of Gold Gala Event Co-chairs Dr. Marc Boom and Dr. Julie Boom, Dr. Paul Klotman and Dr. Mary Klotman.
Hearts of Gold Gala Martin and Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein, Honoree Margaret Alkek Williams
Hearts of Gold Gala Nick Florescu and Dominique Sachse, Honorary Chairs Gina and Dr. Devinder Bhatia
Hearts of Gold Gala Dr. Wayne Franklin and Mistress of Ceremonies Rachel McNeill
Hearts of Gold Gala Bruce and Barbie Ross
Hearts of Gold Gala Roberto and Claudia Contreras
Hearts of Gold Gala The Health Museum President & CEO Melanie Johnson, Ed.D., and Bruce Johnson
Hearts of Gold Gala Dr. Melissa Dupree and Dr. Navin Subramanian
Hearts of Gold Gala Doe and Henry Florsheim
Hearts of Gold Gala Harriet Hart, Sonny Wallace, Trinidad Mendenhall
Hearts of Gold Gala Patricia Dewhurst, Carolyn and Dr. Carlos Hamilton
Hearts of Gold Gala Dr. Malcolm and Jackie Mazow

What: The Health Museum "Hearts of Gold Gala."

Where: Hotel ZaZa.

The 411: Margaret Alkek Williams was honored on the evening that saw 400 guests raise a record $386,500 for the museum. Taking bows for their work as chairs was a quartet of doctors from the Texas Medical Center — Dr. Marc Boom, Dr. Julie Boom, Dr. Paul Klotman and Dr. Mary Klotman.  Even the honorary chair duo — Gina and Dr. Devinder Bhatia — has medicine in its blood.

"Funds raised by the gala," noted museum president and CEO Melanie Johnson, "will help to transform The Health Museum into a state of the art 21st century learning space."

Who: Emcee Rachel McNeill, Dr. Wayne Franklin, Dominique Sachse, Nick Florescu, Harriet and Truett Latimer, Susan and Ward Pennebaker, Cheri and Joe Strelecki, Sally and Dr. Charles Neblett, Margaret and Dr. Tim Palzkill and Sue Trammell Whitfield and Dr. Ralph Berkeley.