GREENSBORO, February 18, 2020 – Chaired by Jay Craft, the 34th Annual Guilford Heart Ball took place Feb. 1, 2020 at the Cadillac Service Garage with 211 guests raising over $246,000 to benefit heart disease and stroke research and prevention education. The Guilford Heart Ball celebrated lives saved, the lives that will be saved, and the strides being taken to make a healthier Guilford County.
PHOTO ABOVE – Jay Craft, chair, and his family (Center)
This Black & White-themed gala included a silent auction, live auction, gourmet dinner by 1618 Concepts, and dancing to live music by The Plaids. Tim Hansen of Greensboro also shared his personal heart story during the program.
2020 Guilford Heart Ball leading sponsors included Brown Investment Properties, AC Corporation and Piedmont Natural Gas.
Currently, the American Heart Association is funding four research grants in the Triad, totaling more than $1.3 million. AHA-funded research is being funded at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, UNC Greensboro and North Carolina A&T.
The mission of the American Heart Association is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For more information on the 2020 Guilford Heart Ball, visithttp://guilfordncheartball.heart.org/.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.