|Ladies and gentlemen, mark your calendars -- a date for the 2012 Rutherford Heart Ball has been set.
On Saturday, Feb. 25, local residents will wine, dine and dance during the annual black-tie event, which has been dubbed one of the highlights on Rutherford County’s social calendar.
The celebration raises funds to support the association’s mission of fighting cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 killer of men and women and a leading killer of children, according to a news release.
Lori and James Smith have been named as chairs of the American Heart Association’s 2012 Rutherford Heart Ball, which will be held at Stones River Country Club. Kim Brogli of Murfreesboro has been designated as the 2012 Heart Ball honoree.
This year’s Heart Ball will feature a “Hearts of Gold” theme, both thanking the generosity of supporters and referring to the hearts saved by the advances in cardiovascular care made possible through association-funded research, hospital outreach and community education, the news release states.
Founded in 1924, the non-profit American Heart Association has invested $3.3 billion in cardiovascular research, second only to the federal government, and has helped create such treatment standards as CPR, stents, and cholesterol-lowering and clot-busting drugs.
The evening will showcase silent and live auctions, a multi-course gourmet dinner, live music and dancing, and a late party designed especially for the young professional crowd.
“Heart disease is so prevalent in both of our families, and we want to offer all that we can to support the educational and philanthropic initiatives set forth by the American Heart Association,” Lori Smith stated in the news release.
The Heart Ball presenting sponsor is Saint Thomas Heart at Middle Tennessee Medical Center, and VIP table sponsors are Reeves-Sain Foundation, Regions and Vanderbilt Heart.
Heart Ball executive late night party co-chairs are Ann Elizabeth and Richard Rucker and Maggie and Ben Parsley, while Rutherford Heart Society chairs are Lissa and Davis Young.
For ticket information, contact the American Heart Association at 615-340-4102.
The American Heart Association is dedicated to building lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. For more, visit www.heart.org.