On October 10th, over 200 of Washington D.C.’s philanthropic socials Painted the Town Red at the American Heart Association‘s annual “red-tie” gala. Young socialites braved the rainy weather and made it to the Carnegie Institute for Science to support the fight against cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Guests enjoyed light heart-healthy hors d’oeuvres and specialty sips, and then hit the dance floor showing off their moves and glamorous red attire for the cameras.
“The liveliness and energy of the event was undeniably terrific. It was heartwarming to see so many attendees bring such passion and enthusiasm to the PULSE community,” said Jena Belinkie, PTTR Host Committee Co-Chair. “We’re confident that we are reaching and inspiring the next generation of socially concerned Washingtonians to make them aware of the fantastic work we are doing.”
“The PULSE Committee has really outdone themselves,” said Kirsten Baier, Senior Director of Development at the American Heart Association. “Once again, they have created both an exciting party for several hundred people and a tremendously successful fundraiser. This one broke records, which is wonderful because the organization is working hard to continue its citywide growth. I was delighted to see how these younger generations filled the room, were entertained, and carried on the AHA vision.”
The American Heart Association (AHA) is committed to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Overall, the event was successful, and raised over $40,000 for heart disease and stroke prevention research, as well as a variety of mission events aimed at informing and educating people about building healthier lives.