2014 Miami Heart & Stroke Ball

Benefits American Heart Association

Jonathan Cross, MD; Ralph Sacco, MD, Immediate Past President of the American Heart Association; Marla Bergmann, AHA South Florida Board Member, and Scott Dutcher

Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 6 p.m.
Mandarin Oriental Miami
500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami
305-610-4149 (Jessica Cerda-Antomarchi)

On May 17, 2014, the American Heart Association will celebrate the 46th Annual Miami Heart & Stroke Ball, one of the city’s most prestigious charity events, at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami. Dr. Sanford L. and Beatrice Ziff, well-known philanthropists in the community and longtime friends of the organization, are the event co-chairs. “For many years, it has been a priority of ours to support the mission of the American Heart Association,” said Dr. Ziff. “As co-chairs of the Miami Heart & Stroke Ball, we aspire to grow the local support of the organization within Miami’s medical and philanthropic community.” Carlos Castresana, Vice President, Practice Leader South Florida, Wells Fargo is the Corporate Heart Society Chair.

Beatrice & Sanford Ziff, 2014 Miami Heart & Stroke Ball Co-chairs

For 46 years, the Miami Heart & Stroke Ball has promoted the mission of the American Heart Association on a local level, and thanks to its donors’ support, the organization has seen inspiring advances in the fight against heart-and stroke-related illnesses. But this year, they aim to not only to inspire change, but to ignite it.

The black-tie Hollywood Glamour-themed evening promises to provide guests with a night full of heart-healthy food, live music, dancing and entertainment.

Funding lifesaving research, establishing hospital guidelines, advocating for P.E. 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.

Raquel Regalado, Miami-Dade County School Board, and Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade Public Schools

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. Tickets begin at $1,000, and sponsorships are available. 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 305-610-4149 or Jess.Cerda@Heart.org.

About American Heart Association

About the American Heart Association Founded in 1924, we are the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases — America’s No. 1 and No. 4 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 www.Heart.org.

Gabriel Quintana, Heart Disease Survivor
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