It’s almost time once again for one of Louisville’s favorite annual events. The American Heart Association Heart Ball is a fantastic night of enjoyment for a deeply important cause. It’s a night of cocktails, dinner, and dancing to live music. Money raised at this elegant soiree goes directly towards research that could ultimately result in longer, healthier, and happier lives for many. Heart disease, in some form or fashion, fractures the lives of millions every year; the American Heart Association labors relentlessly towards medical breakthroughs. They also raise awareness for lifesaving matters such as learning Hands-Only CPR, controlling blood pressure, and recognizing the signs of heart attack and stroke. They also emphasize the importance of practicing good health habits and controlling nutrition.

Altogether, the event raised $600,000 last year. This year’s goal stands at $800,000. The American Heart Association hosts Heart Balls all around the country, but the Queen of Hearts Court is an institution unique to Louisville. They are made up of ladies with a passion for fundraising. The Queens advocate for their “why.” That is, their motivating factor in participating. It might be in memory of a friend or family member, for themselves and their own experiences or struggles, or just from a desire to promote healthier living. They campaign for the cause in a friendly fundraising competition. These devoted women aid the Ball towards raising colossal money every year.

You can help save lives and have a fantastic time doing it. The 2020 American Heart Association Heart Ball will be held on February 8th at the Kentucky International Convention Center. For tickets or to make direct donations, please visit LouisvilleHeartBall.Heart.Org.

Posted on 2020-01-06 by by Rocko Jerome | Photo by Danny Alexander