The American Heart Association on February 22 is set to host its 16th annual D.C. Heart Ball — an event celebrating the association’s work, mission, donors, volunteers, and the lives the group has saved. The black-tie celebration will be held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and promises to unite more than 600 physicians, healthcare, corporate and community leaders in a space aimed at saluting the AHA’s impact on the greater Washington, D.C. area.
AHA’s mission is to assist individuals in building healthy lives free of stroke and cardiovascular diseases.
The evening — made possible through the critical sponsorship of Anybill and CGI and many others — will include dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, in addition to live entertainment by the Mustangs Band.
The AHA’s live and silent auctions in 2013 raised $188,000 in revenue for critical research, education and heart health support advocacy, of which the association spent 86 percent on mission-critical projects. Research focus areas included obesity prevention, tobacco control and the treatment of heart disease and stroke.
To read our interview with 2014 Heart Ball chair Matt Voorhees, click here.
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