2013 Miami Heart & Stroke Ball

Benefits American Heart Association

Maggie Newland, CBS4
2012 Mistress of Ceremonies

Saturday, March 2 at 6 p.m.
InterContinental Hotel Miami
100 Chopin Plaza, Downtown Miami
305-631-4752

The American Heart Association will celebrate the 45th Annual Miami Heart & Stroke Ball, one of the city’s most prestigious charity events, at the Intercontinental Hotel Miami.

Dade Medical College, a post-secondary education and training institution, is the evening’s Heart Society Sponsor, and Dade Medical College CEO Ernesto Perez and his wife, Sylvia, are the event chairs. “It is an honor for us to be part of this epic event,” said Ernesto Perez. “We aspire to continue the legacy the Miami Heart Ball has established within Miami’s medical and philanthropic community.”

Ernesto, Sylvia and the American Heart Association invite individuals and corporations to the black-tie 1920s-themed event, where guests will reminisce on how far the American Heart Association has come throughout the years, especially in our own backyard. The evening promises to provide guests with a night full of heart-healthy food, live music, dancing and entertainment that will capture the glory of the iconic decade.

Natalia “Bee,” Heart Disease Survivor

Funding lifesaving research, establishing hospital guidelines, advocating for phys ed in schools and creating awareness about heart disease and stroke are just some of the ways in which the American Heart Association has served the South Florida community for more than four decades.

Notable attendees from previous years include Spanish singing artist Paulina Rubio, University of Miami President Donna Shalala, Chairman of Neurology at University of Miami Dr. Ralph Sacco, and philanthropists Dr. Sanford L. & Beatrice Ziff.

For further information regarding sponsorships, underwriting and in-kind donations, table and ticket sales, auctions, and more, please contact Jessica Cerda-Antomarchi, Miami Heart Society Director, at 305-631-4752 or jess.cerda@heart.org.

About American Heart Association

Founded in 1924, we’re the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases — America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers — we fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.

Co-chairs Ernesto & Sylvia Perez