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Beatlemania rocks Jefferson Hospital gala held on Pittsburgh’s North Shore

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John Altdorfer
Dr. David Parda, chair of the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute, joins Jefferson Hospital CEO Louise Urban during the Club Jefferson Gala to benefit Jefferson Hospital at the East Club Lounge of Heinz Field on the North Shore. Jan. 24, 2015.
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Beatlemania Now members ''Paul' and 'John' hit a high note on 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' during the Club Jefferson Gala to benefit Jefferson Hospital at the East Club Lounge of Heinz Field on the North Shore. Jan. 24, 2015.
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Dr. Mark Gannon (far left) and Dr. James Betler (far right) meet the Beatles during the Club Jefferson Gala to benefit Jefferson Hospital at the East Club Lounge of Heinz Field on the North Shore. Jan. 24, 2015.
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Dr. Tunc Aksehirli joins his wife Aylin for a photo during the Club Jefferson Gala to benefit Jefferson Hospital at the East Club Lounge of Heinz Field on the North Shore. Jan. 24, 2015.

Just the mere presence of four lads channeling their inner John, Paul, George and Ringo were enough to put the vast majority of guests at the Jefferson Hospital gala into a collective swoon.

“We were all dancing during their sound check,” said Theresa Kaufman.

Fully embracing the British Invasion theme, every activity — including the whiskey tasting and a live auction emceed by WQED’s Michael Bartley — served as major buildup to the moment when Beatlemania Now entered the room. Once the band was onstage in the East Club Lounge of Heinz Field, North Shore, any room on the dance floor accommodated elbows only.

Co-chaired by Dr. James Betler (with Janice) and Dr.Mark Gannon (with Marion), the Jan. 24 event was presented by Jefferson Regional Foundation with proceeds benefiting cancer care at the hospital.

On the list were prexy Louise Urban, Allegheny Health Network prez John Paul, Dr. Ambaram Chauhan, James andJamie Graham, Sister Nancy Hupert, Dr. David Parda, and Richard and Micki Talarico.

Kate Benz is the social columnist for Trib Total Media and can be reached at [email protected], 412-380-8515 or via Twitter @KateBenzTRIB.

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