Benefiting the Zack Heger Foundation for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, it was a picture-perfect sunset Thursday night filled with “Blazers & Baubles” hosted by WCVB-TV Channel 5’s Bianca de la Garza. Joining Bianca at the Fairmont Battery Wharf was North End resident Jess K. Williams along with 28 Degrees owner Bill Emery, Lauren Fish, Rodney Heger, Margie Lamir Heger and Theresa Ward on the committee to pull off a high profile, celebrity-rich party.

Zack Heger, 19 years old, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at age 3. The Foundation helps fund research and improve the quality of lives of those afflicted with DMD.

Heger was at the party, along with a bevy of friends and supporters including “the Facebook guy,” Accidental Billionaires author Ben Mezrich with wife Tonya, fashion diva Marilyn Riseman, WCVB-TV5’s Susan Wornick, Emily Rooney, Randy Price and comedian Steve Sweeney. New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick and Linda Holliday also stopped in for the benefit.

(L-R) Waterfront resident Kathy Ray, WCVB-TV Channel 5's Bianca de la Garza, North End resident Jess K. Williams and FOCCP President Joanne Hayes-Rines at the Blazers & Baubles benefit.

 

Zach Heger (left) and the Guys

 

Bianca de la Garza, WCVB-TV Channel 5 EyeOpener host and Bill Emery, 28 Degrees owner.

 

"Accidental Billionaires" author Ben Mezrich (the Facebook guy) with wife Tonya. Poker sessions with Mezrich, also author of "Bringing Down the House," raised $3600 for the benefit.

 

Susan Wornick and host Bianca de la Garza on a windy stage.

 

Fashion Diva Marilyn Riseman

 

Definitely the Baubles!

 

Sunset for Blazers & Baubles at Fairmont Battery Wharf

 

The Glamorous!

 

Island Creek Oysters in a Boat at Battery Wharf

 

Comedian Steve Sweeney

Photos by Matt Conti

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