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Hundreds dressed to the nines headed to Stambaugh Auditorium for the annual American Heart Association’s Heart Ball Saturday night.
It was the biggest turnout to date and the night was filled with food and dancing. Three local leaders were honored for their strides in the fight against heart disease and stroke.
Guests at this black tie event took part in silent and live auctions.
The Heart Ball is one of the biggest ways the association raises money for research, but community outreach is also a big focus.
“We go out, we speak, we really try to educate people about healthy lifestyles because the mission is to lower cardiovascular stroke by 2020 by at least 20 percent, and of course, heart disease is the number one killer and stroke is the four killer of Americans so we want to lower those numbers,” said Dr. Nancy Landgraff, Heart Ball Chairman.
All proceeds will continue to fund research, education and community service programs in the tri-county area.