56th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball set for Nov. 21 at Arizona Biltmore

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

Phoenix Heart Ball

The 56th annual Phoenix Heart Ball will be held Nov. 21 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. (Photo courtesy Arizona Biltmore Resort)

The 56th Annual Heart Ball is one of the premier American Heart Association fundraising events both locally and across the nation.

The special evening 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 is our opportunity to thank our donors and the community for their contributions this year, which have helped to fund key initiatives, and the Halle Heart Children’s museum – the only nutrition and heart health learning experience like it in the United States,” she said.

Last year’s Phoenix Heart Ball raised over $1 million and the Heart Ball campaign raised over $59.7 million nationwide to fund its life saving mission of fighting heart disease and stroke – the country’s leading health threats.

This year, the Heart Ball will honor 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.

Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 4 killers in Arizona.
The 2015 Heart Ball will include a formal seated dinner and live music and dancing.

A cocktail reception begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and dancing at 7:30 p.m.

Steeped in tradition that spans over five decades, the ball is produced by The Heart Ball Committee, a league of over 100 of the Valley’s most influential women leaders, passionate about philanthropy and supporting the innovative research and funding to prevent and treat these diseases.

“By attending the Heart Ball, you have the opportunity to become a critical part of the mission,” Chairman Afkhami said.

“Everyone is invited to attend, and everyone’s contribution makes a difference,” she said.

Seats may be purchased for $750 each. Tables of 10 begin at $10,000. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the American Heart Association and this year’s mission to fight childhood obesity.

To purchase seats and tables visit phoenixheartball.ahaevents.org/ or call 602-414-5338.

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