For 17 years, more than 500 of the region's most prominent medical, corporate, and community leaders gather at an elegant, black-tie event to celebrate the work of the American Heart Association and culminate American Heart Month.
This year's Heart Ball features remarks by Chelsea Clinton.
The theme for this year is joie de vivre - the joy of life. It goes hand in hand with the American Heart Association's new anthem, Life is Why.
After the cocktail reception meet and greets, the guests made their way into another section where the bulk of the evening took place.
Kay Kapoor, Heart Ball Chair, led the opening remarks. Soon followed by Chelsea Clinton who told the story about her dad, Bill Clinton surviving a massive heart attack thanks to the successful quadruple-bypass surgery. Chelsea explained that the remarkable surgeons, physicians and nurses are not only vital, but how the work of AHA played a role.
Stated in the program that the essential essence of the Heart Heroes program is a big thank you to the United States military physicians and nurses for their service on the battlefield and the home front, while highlighting the role of technology in advancing the cardiovascular care.
See below to read her letter:
The night raised $1.18 Million dollars. Funds raised by the Heart Ball go towards lifesaving cardiovascular research as well as community outreach and education programs.
Learn more about the American Heart Association by visiting their website, Heart.org.
Photography by Christine Shepherd.
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