Heritage Valley Health System held its biennial Wine and Culinary Event, Casual Pairings on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport. Nearly 700 attendees enjoyed specialty foods prepared by more than 20 chefs from the area’s most popular restaurants as well as a unique variety of wines, craft beers and spirits from regional and national wineries, restaurants and distributors.
Thanks to the support from attendees and sponsors, including presenting sponsor UPMC Health Plan and partner in health sponsor Diehl Automotive, the event raised nearly $163,000 for the Heritage Valley Beaver and Heritage Valley Sewickley Foundations.
During the event, Heritage Valley Health System President and CEO, Norm Mitry acknowledged Alex Sebastian, who has been chair of the event throughout its 24 year history, with a proclamation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The proclamation stated that the Surgical Waiting Room at Heritage Valley Beaver will be renovated and renamed, “The Alex Sebastian Family Waiting Room,” in honor of the over $1,000,000 raised through the event over the years.