On Saturday, Feb. 15, the American Heart Association will host its annual Midlands Heart Ball at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. As one of the region’s premier black-tie affairs, attendees will not only have a great time, but also lend support to an important cause.
This year’s event will be an evening of fun and passion bringing together community and philanthropic leaders to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Guests will enjoy an elegant evening of dining, dancing, live entertainment and incredible live and silent auction items. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to hear from a very special heart disease survivor highlighted during the program.
Heart disease is the nation’s number one killer, causing 40 percent of all deaths − more than the next four leading causes of death combined. Almost 15,000 South Carolinians die from cardiovascular disease and stroke each year, and nearly 150,000 South Carolinians suffer from cardiovascular disease.
For 24 years, the Midlands Heart Ball has attracted some of Columbia’s largest companies as well as some of the most established and leading individuals in the corporate, healthcare, and social sectors. The evening is designed to raise funds for cardiovascular research, education and advocacy programs as well as celebrate the success of American Heart Association’s year-round campaign due to the lives saved and improved by local volunteers and donors.
With the help of incredible donors, the American Heart Association has been able to fund research yielding lifesaving techniques and medical breakthroughs such as linking the relationship between smoking and heart disease, CPR, stents, pacemakers, bypass surgery, heart repair techniques, artificial valves and and many more medical treatments and advances.
Enjoy an elegant night of dressing up for great entertainment while also giving to charity at the 24th Annual Midlands Heart Ball! To reserve seats or for more information, please visit http://midlandsscheartball.heart.org or call (803) 806-3020.