2016-05-05 / Around Town

High Heels & Hot Wheels for Women's Health


Lee and Lee DiPietro Lee and Lee DiPietro Newport Hospital’s spring fundraiser, High Heels & Hot Wheels, was held at the Audrain Automobile Museum on April 28. Well over 100 guests attended the sold-out event, which gave them the opportunity to support the hospital’s Women’s Health program and help fund the purchase of state-of-the art tomosynthesis 3-D mammography equipment as they enjoyed cocktails and mingled among the classic Porsches, Ferraris, a Bugatti and a Bentley in the current exhibit, “Speed Machines.” Hospital President Crista Durand welcomed the group and thanked them for their support. Sandra Pattie, President and CEO of BankNewport, which contributed a lead gift of $100,000, encouraged others to help the hospital fund this crucial, life-saving piece of equipment. The featured speaker was Lee DiPietro, an endurance athlete and winner of more than 200 marathons and triathlons and author of “Against the Wind: An Ironwoman’s Race for Her Family’s Survival.” DiPietro’s husband, Lee, is a cancer survivor.



Anita Conway, John, and Susanne Reid Anita Conway, John, and Susanne Reid

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