(Washington, DC) The Greater Washington Heart Ball will be held in the District again this
year, at the Mandarin Oriental hotel. American Heart Month activities are rounded out with this
black-tie affair. Proceeds from the Heart Ball benefit lifesaving research and American Heart
Association education and advocacy campaigns. Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of
people in the United States today.
WHAT: The Heart Ball is a premier society event and a celebration of the life-saving work of
the American Heart Association. The event brings together more than 500 of the region’s most
prominent physician, corporate, health care, and community leaders. The evening includes, live
and silent auctions, dinner, dancing and special presentations to honor United States Military
doctors (retired and active) through the Heart Heroes program. Also the official after-party,
Heart After Dark returns to keep the festivities going until 1am.
WHEN: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 6:30pm-1:00am
• 6:30 p.m. – Cocktail Reception, Silent Auction
• 7:30 p.m. – Opening remarks, Dinner, Live Auction
• 9:00 p.m. – Young professionals reception opens and after-party begins
• 1:00 a.m. – Evening concludes
WHERE: The Mandarin Oriental, 1330 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024
• Matt Voorhees, Chief Executive Office/Co-Founder of Anybill and 2014 Heart Ball Chair
• Rob Franklin, Co-Founder of MorganFranklin and 2014 Heart Ball Deputy Chair
• Heart Hero honorees and survivor honorees
• Prominent business leaders, cardiologists, dignitaries and AHA Leadership
• More special guests TBA
WHY: Events such as the Heart Ball bring the community together to raise awareness of heart
disease and stroke and raise money for research. The fact is that heart disease kills more
people annually than the next five causes of death combined. What many don’t know, is that
while 1 in 31 women will die of breast cancer, almost one in three will die from a cardiovascular
The funds raised by the Heart Ball go toward local community outreach efforts to educate the
public about heart disease, stroke and the effects of childhood obesity. Funds also go toward
critical cardiovascular research. Research funded by the American Heart Association has lead
to important scientific breakthroughs that include: Artificial Valves, CPR, Clot-Busting Drugs,
Pacemakers, Angioplasty, Bypass Surgery, Medicines to Control High Blood Pressure and
Cholesterol. It has also led to important discoveries like the link between smoking and heart
disease and to food labeling guidelines.
MEDIA R.S.V.P: Photographers and reporters wishing to cover this event should contact
Roxana Hoveyda, Roxana.firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-248-1712.
About the 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 visit www.dcheartball.com.