Hundreds of corporate and medical professionals will celebrate the accomplishments of the American Heart Association at the 28th Annual Central Kentucky Heart Ball, presented by White, Greer & Maggard Orthodontics, on Friday, February 5th, 2016 beginning at 6 pm at Lexington Center Bluegrass Ballroom, 430 W. Vine Street, Lexington Kentucky 40507. This black tie event, chaired by Dr. Stuart Brown of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute celebrates the work and mission, the donors and volunteers and most importantly the lives saved and improved because of the efforts of the American Heart Association.
“This is our premier black tie fundraising event,” said Mike Turner, Special Events Director for the American Heart Association. “The Heart Ball will honor Laura Bell Bundy, a national Go Red for Women spokesperson, and will celebrate American Heart Month and the results of our research, advocacy and educational programs.”
Guests of the evening will enjoy a cocktail reception, a heart-healthy dinner, have a chance to bid on silent and live auction items and celebrate to the music of the Familiar Faces. All proceeds from the Heart Ball support the American Heart Association, which funds public and professional education, advocacy and scientific research. Research funded by the association has yielded important discoveries such as CPR, life-extending drugs, pacemakers, bypass surgery, surgical techniques to repair heart defects and more.
The Heart Ball is an important component of the American Heart Association’s sweeping national goal: to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent and to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020. Last year, the Heart Ball campaign raised just over $51 million nationwide, which allowed the Association to fund more than $123 million of research and programs across the nation and right here in Lexington.
Tickets are $300 per person. Tables of 10 are also available, and donations are still being accepted for the auction. For tickets or to make a donation, call (859) 317-6878 or visit LexingtonHeartBall.heart.org. The Heart Ball is presented by White, Greer & Maggard Orthodontics. Local sponsors are Pin Oak Stud, UK HealthCare, Baptist Health, KentuckyOne Health, Keeneland, KU Energy, TOPS Magazine, WLEX, The Lexington Herald-Leader and WVLK. Heart Ball emcees will be Kevin Christopher and Dia Davidson of WLEX.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke - America's No. 1 and No. 5 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or join us, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or any of our offices around the country, or visit heart.org.