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Mass Eye and Ear hosts a Sense-sational party

Kira and her dad, Joey McIntyre, with musical guest Ellis Hall at the benefit event.

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Kira and her dad, Joey McIntyre, with musical guest Ellis Hall at the benefit event.

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary held its annual Sense-sation! gala this week, raising more than $1 million at the event at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Guests included Mass. Eye and Ear board chair (and Celtics owner) Wyc Grousbeck and his wife, Corinne, and daughter Kelsey, “Cheers” owner Tom Kershaw, car king Herb Chambers, UpStairs on the Square owner Mary Catherine Deibel and husband Reid Fleming, Mass. Eye and Ear president John Fernandez, New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre and his wife, Barrett, and kids Griffin, Rhys, and Kira, and developer Bob Beal. Joey Mac, whose son Rhys was born with severe hearing loss, emceed the event, and the “Ambassador of Soul” Ellis Hall performed.

Mark Shanahan can be reached at shanahan@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @MarkAShanahan. Meredith Goldstein can be reached at mgoldstein@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @MeredithGoldste.
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