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 […]

Sixty Hearts: 60th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball Kickoff

In honor of the past Heart Ball Chairmen, who spearheaded efforts in the Valley to raise money and awareness about the dangers of heart disease and stroke, the theme of the 60th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball is Sixty Hearts. The 60th anniversary campaign shined bright at Saks Fifth Avenue at Biltmore Fashion Park on Tuesday, […]

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 […]

2018 Phoenix Heart Ball Committee hosts addressing luncheon

The theme of the 59th Annual Heart Ball, which supports the American Heart Association, is Driven Hearts. Chairman Carolyn Jackson and her executive team brought the Heart Ball Committee to Mountain Shadows Resort for the annual Addressing Luncheon. The Committee spent the morning stuffing the Heart Ball invitations which were mailed directly following the luncheon. […]

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 […]

Driven Hearts: 2018 Phoenix Heart Ball kickoff

The 59th Annual Heart Ball Kickoff came roaring into the Montelucia Resort on Monday, Feb. 12. The Valencia lawn was adorned with awe-inspiring automobiles that set the stage for a fashion show by Neiman Marcus. Tim Braun of Neiman Marcus wowed attendees with gowns from Naeem Khan, Zac Posen, Pamella Roland and Rubin Singer. Chairman […]

The Phoenix Heart Ball defines pinnacle of philanthropic grandeur

The 58th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball welcomed a sold-out crowd of over 800 guests. The event, which is widely regarded as the premier charity and social event in the Valley of the Sun, was held at The Phoenician Resort, 6000 E Camelback Road, Saturday, Nov. 18. Heart Ball funds support vital American Heart Association work, […]

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 […]

Paradise Valley resident receives Peggy Goldwater Award

Pamela Overton Risoleo, shareholder in the Phoenix office of international multi-practice law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Peggy Goldwater Award. The Peggy Goldwater Award was established in 2014 in honor of the first Heart Ball Chairman, Mrs. Barry Goldwater. As recipient of the Peggy Goldwater Award, Ms. Risoleo will be recognized for dedicating more than 25 years to philanthropic causes and for her passion for serving the Phoenix community, including the American Heart Association where she has been a member since 1993, according to a press release.