A driven heart: Carolyn Jackson propels heart disease conversation

While heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women worldwide, one Paradise Valley woman is being honored for her efforts resulting in the staggering sum of funds raised to bring awareness to the killer disease. Carolyn Jackson, who served as chair of the 59th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball, used her platform […]

Dr. Smolens: Learn the 2 simple steps to save a life with hands-only CPR

Over 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital each year in the U.S. This means there is a chance that you or someone you love may need Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the case of an emergency. Cardiac arrest does not discriminate. It can happen to anyone, at any time, at any place. That’s why […]

Driven Hearts: 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 59th time on Nov. 17 at The Phoenician. The 59th Annual Heart Ball, one of the premier American Heart Association fundraising events both locally and across the nation, celebrates the lives saved […]

Dr. Smolens: beat the heat and stay safe this summer

The temperatures have reached the three digits and kids are out of school. This could only mean one thing: summer is finally here! And while we all enjoy soaking up the sun, it’s important to protect our health when temperatures rise. Taking simple steps — such as wearing well-ventilated shoes and avoiding the sun when […]

Heart Ball: Mid-year meeting held as November event nears

The Phoenician Resort welcomed the 59th Annual Heart Ball executive committee, chaired by Carolyn Jackson, for their mid-year meeting. This year’s theme is “Driven Hearts.” Ms. Jackson and the committee hosted a gourmet breakfast over look Camelback Mountain, according to a press release. The executive committee for the 2018 Phoenix Heart Ball are: Carolyn Jackson, […]

First glimpses of Phoenix Heart Ball revealed at addressing luncheon

Women from the Town of Paradise Valley and surrounding neighborhoods gathered at The Phoenician Thursday, Sept. 28, for the 58th annual Heart Ball addressing luncheon. The traditional fall gathering of Heart Ball Committee members and guests featured the first glimpse of the Heart Ball invitation, official committee photos and a festive luncheon. Attendees enjoyed catching […]

2017 Heart Ball: Protect your heart in the heat

Whatever brings you outside — a bike ride with friends, a jog in the park or just a stroll around the block — it’s important to stay safe when the temperature rises. Tips for heart patients If you’re a heart patient, older than 50 or overweight, you might need to take special precautions in the […]

Educate & Empower: Phoenix Heart Ball event battles heart disease

More than 100 Phoenix Heart Ball members, community leaders and special guests gathered April 28 for the organization’s mid-year event at the Halle Heart Children’s Museum in Tempe to continue raising awareness and funds to battle heart disease and stroke, which claim the lives of one in three women. A luncheon featuring Dr. Martha Gulati, chief of cardiology at the University of Arizona, educated guests on the reality of heart disease and importance of keeping heart healthy initiatives at the forefront of the public’s mind.

58th Annual Heart Ball kicks-off with breakfast, fashion show event

The 58th Annual Heart Ball Kick Off was held recently at the Montelucia Resort in the Castillo Lucena Chapel. Committee members and guests gathered to kick off a year of raising awareness and funds to battle heart disease and stroke, which claim the lives of one in three women, according to a press release. Attendees were greeted in the courtyard with passed champagne and a gourmet coffee bar.

57th Annual Heart Ball rallies against heart disease

The 57th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball — one of the Valley’s most popular and prestigious social events — took place on Nov. 18 at the Phoenician Resort. The Heart Ball is a premier American Heart Association fundraising event, both locally and across the nation, celebrating the lives saved and improved by the community’s ongoing commitment to making heart health a priority.