If you can imagine the heartache of being the parent of a three day old child who needs open heart surgery, you’ll know just how special the American Heart Association’s Heart Ball is and why it’s such an important event. The Heart Ball of Brazos County is our local component of the national campaign event that celebrates the AHA’s accomplishments in respect to their contributions in research, development, and outreach.
Saturday, February 23 at the Miramont Country Club, B/CS will host our own Heart Ball to raise support for this worthy organization. The black-tie event, sponsored by the College Station Medical Center, includes dinner, a live and silent auction, a raffle, dancing, and live entertainment throughout the night by The Argyles band from Austin, Texas. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 P.M.
Honored at this year’s event is 2 year-old Halle, who is a survivor of open heart surgery when she was just 3 days old. Halle demonstrates the wonders that can be achieved through medicine and will be present at the ball, along with her family to tell her remarkable story.
The AHA works to better understand and promote cardiovascular health and prevent wide scale heart-related complications; understandably, the cost is astronomical. Enter the Heart Ball and generous local donors. Nationally, the Heart Ball event reels in approximately $71 million per year, and aside from ticket sales, the fundraising success is made possible from charitable donations at these local events. The funds raised from the campaign are used toward continuous research on heart health as well as strokes, putting the AHA at the forefront of heart care.
The American Heart Association plays an important role in the health world of America today. In fact, the numbers show that the amount of heart related deaths in our nation have been declining over the past 50 years. This is accomplished through not only scientific advancements in medicine and health, but also through the crucial information and data the AHA makes accessible to the public, helping folks take proactive measures for prevention and treatment of heart illnesses.
Tickets are $250 and can be purchased online. Plus parking/valet will be available.
For more information visit: https://ahawatx.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/20182019BrazosCountyHeartBall/tabid/982230/Default.aspx