During the early 1900′s, heart disease was a major concern. With a lack of resources and research, patients who had heart conditions were considered doomed. So in 1915, a group of physicians and social workers in New York City formed the first American Heart Association which was then known as the Association for the Prevention and Relief of Heart Disease to help patients with heart disease survive. Within a few years, the association spread throughout the nation and in 1924 Denver established its own organization.
To continue the hard working efforts in Denver, join Denver’s American Heart Association at the 2012-2013 Denver Heart Ball at the Hyatt Convention Center on January 26 beginning at 6 p.m. A fun-filled night, participants will enjoy a fun elegant night of cocktails, live and silent auctions, dinner and entertainment with special hosts Christine Chang of 7News and Denise Plante of KOSI 101.1FM and Colorado and Company. Several local leaders, medical professionals and politicians will be in attendance as well.
Event contributions will directly support funding for congenital heart defects, which is most common birth defect in American children. In addition, it will fund educational programs designed to reverse a disturbing trend among American children, whose health and longevity are threatened by an obesity epidemic
Each year, the American Heart Association invests six to eight millions dollars of research in Colorado to help patients such as the brave Elsie Hamilton.
Elsie was having dinner with her family when she suffered a spontaneous coronary artery dissection. A 911 call was sent out and she was rushed to the hospital to meet with her cardiologist. In the midst of the panic, she was concerned about her children and only wanted to go home to them. After a cath lab visit and a very skillfully placed stent, she recovered and went back home to her family. Now she is a volunteer for the organization.
Patients like Elsie are able to recover because of the work of the American Heart Association. Everyday their research improves the work of saving lives by providing training to Coloradoans in CPR and First Aid and educating healthcare providers.
A Celebration of creating and sharing, the evening is an honor of local efforts and mission, donors, volunteers and — most importantly — the lives saved and improved because of everyone’s effort. Interested in contributing now? Click here to learn more.
WHEN: January 26th, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Hyatt Regency at Colorado Convention Center
650 15th Street
Denver, CO 80202
TICKETS: Click here to purchase
Individual ticket: $250
Patron ticket: 500
Table ticket: 10,000