Bay County Heart Ball – THIS FRIDAY

by April 4, 2011 • 0 comments

Break out your formal wear and red-carpet shoes because this Friday is the American Heart Association’s annual heart ball.  This year they decided to shake things up A LOT and move the ball to a private hangar in the General Aviation facility in the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport.

Check after the break for the deets.

This year expect decadence, luxury and decoration that includes private jets from the corporate sponsor Cessna.  Of course I’d be remiss if I were to not mention the live performance from Go Big or Go Home.

Proceeds of this annual event are used to support the AHA’s mission to reduce coronary heart disease & stroke along with funding initiatives to advance ground-breaking medical research, fight childhood obesity and build a healthy behavior revolution for people of all ages to achieve stronger, longer lives.

If you want to come, though, be ready to bring your pocket book – tickets are $300 per person.  Sponsorships start at $1,500 for the Patron Sponsor, then go up to $5,000 for the top level corporate sponsor.

I’ve heard the set up of this event is to be quite elaborate, expect to see pictures soon.

Here’s the full press release.

Panama City Beach, Fla. The 18th Annual Bay County Heart Ball will be held on Friday, April 8, 2011 at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in General Aviation.  The Heart Ball is the premier fundraising event in Bay County supporting the American Heart Association (AHA.)  Proceeds of this annual event are used to support the AHA’s mission to reduce coronary heart disease & stroke along with funding initiatives to advance ground-breaking medical research, fight childhood obesity and build a healthy behavior revolution for people of all ages to achieve stronger, longer lives.

“Heart disease and stroke together claim more lives than any other disease, putting people of all ages — from infants to the elderly — at risk,” remarked Karen Blackerby, Event Chairperson. “Each year, our community has shown unwavering support for the Heart Ball.  We know this year will be no exception!”

Over 400 guests are expected to participate in the 2011 event.  New to this year’s Heart Ball is the exciting change in venue to the General Aviation facilities at Northwest Florida Beaches International airport.

“Each year we look to raise the bar on the event experience & expand our fundraising effort,” stated Amy Cope, Regional Director, American Heart Association.  “We feel confident that this year’s Heart Ball will be a milestone occasion that will leave lasting memories.”

The evening will include live entertainment from the Go Big or Go Home band, an incredible silent and live auction, red carpet photographs and gourmet food stations throughout the night.

Corporate sponsorships, patron sponsorships and table purchases are available. For more information, contact 850-687-3149

About American Heart Association

The Greater Southeast Affiliate serves Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Puerto Rico and is committed to reducing disability and death due to heart disease and stroke through our mission. “Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.”

The American Heart Association is committed to fighting heart disease and stroke and raising awareness of these diseases by focusing on specific causes designed to help people achieve a heart-healthy lifestyle. Each of our cause initiatives reaches out to the public with resources and information to help them take positive action.

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