56th annual Phoenix Heart Ball showcases commitment to heart health

One of the Valley’s most popular and prestigious social events of the year — the Phoenix Heart Ball — took place for the 56th time on Nov. 21 at the Arizona Biltmore.

The 56th Annual Heart Ball, one of the premier American Heart Association fundraising events both locally and across the nation, celebrates the lives saved and improved by the community’s ongoing commitment to make heart health a priority.

The Heart Ball is the culmination of Chairman Kimberly Afkhami’s yearlong mission to fight Childhood Obesity in Arizona and across the nation.

“The Heart Ball spends the year tirelessly fundraising for our cause, which was Childhood Obesity this year,” Chairman Afkhami said.

The Heart Ball honored Valley philanthropists Billie Jo and Judd Herberger for their decades-long passion for the American Heart Association.

Since 1959, the Phoenix Heart Ball and its donors have raised more than $33 million to fight heart disease in the local community and works throughout the year to raise funds for prevention, education and research programs that promote heart health.

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