Help, Heal and Hope for Heroes of the Heart
The American Heart Association Pays Tribute to Those Fighting Heart Disease and Stroke
NEW YORK—The Milstein Hall of Ocean Life was filled with heroes on the evening of Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 at the American Museum of Natural History—celebrating life and medical advancements in the face of cardiovascular disease, the nation’s No.1 killer and No. 3 killer. . The American Heart Association expresses its sincere gratitude to all who supported the event.
George Wilburn, radio host and comedian, emceed the American Heart Association’s biggest night: filled with glitz, glamour, and the essential fundraising to support cardiovascular research across the country. This year more than 700 people were in attendance and the event raised more than $1.7 million. The event was chaired by Tim Flynn, Global Chairman of KPMG
The American Heart Association held its 95th annual New York City Heart Ball that spotlighted an extraordinary group of individuals whose acts of survival and generosity are truly inspiring. The evening’s theme was help, heal and hope. The New York City Heart Ball supports the fight against heart disease and stroke, the nation’s No.1 and No.3 killers. Funds raised will be invested in research, professional education, advocacy and community service programs so people across America can live longer, stronger lives.
Gary Roubin, MD, PhD, the 2010 was awarded with Achievement in Interventional Cardiac and Vascular Medicine award; Yoshifumi Naka, MD, PhD, was awarded with Achievement in Cardiovascular Science & Medicine; Honorable Edward I. Koch, Heart of New York Award; Campbell Soup Company, Heart of New York Mission Achievement Award; and named KPMG Company of the Year.
The American Heart Association also paid special tribute to the evening’s heart heroes—the inspiration who played muses of the heart for the event. The honorable Edward I. Koch showcased the nine New Yorkers who were personally touched by heart disease or stroke.
Special thanks to our Signature Supporter; KPMG, our Heart of Platinum Sponsors; Abbott Vascular, Merck, sanofi-aventis; Our Heart of Gold Sponsors; GE, PepsiCo, Forest Laboratories, Inc., College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Lenox Hill Hospital, Heart and Vascular Institute
Celebrate the difference you can make. Attend your local Heart Ball.
The 95th Annual New York City Heart Ball : A Tribute to Heart and Stroke Heroes will be held at the American Museum of Natural History on June 22, 2010.