Friday, Feb. 7 –
Those who have been touched but the American Heart Association (AHA), alongside the advocates, donors and volunteers who’ve helped to make a different in their lives, will be celebrated Friday, Feb. 7, at the 44th annual Tulsa Heart Ball. The AHA makes a continued effort, through research, advocacy and education, to “build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke,” and tonight, everyone who has impacted, or has been impacted by, this organization will come together, dressed in their best “Cowboy chic” to celebrate the heart. The event will include a live and silent auction, dinner and a presentation of the 2015 Sweethearts and Mavericks – sophomore, area students who participate in educational, community service and leadership opportunities. Help the AHA in there 2020 goal to “improve the cardiovascular health of ALL Americans by 20 percent while reducing death from cardiovascular diseases by 20 percent.” Purchase a table or individual tickets to this annual event to give the gift of the heart, from your heart. The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Exchange Center at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St. Also, tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 6, is National Wear Red Day, so if you can’t attend the heart ball, you can wear red on Friday and still show your support. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.tulsaheartball.heart.org.