The American Heart Association’s annual Hartford Heart Ball will take place on Saturday, November 19, at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. The gala is the American Heart Association’s premiere annual event focusing on stroke, the No. 5 killer in the United States and the    No. 1 cause of disability, according to the American Heart Association.

The 2016 Heart Ball theme is Hollywood glamour, featuring all the glitz and glam of the Red Carpet. This fun, festive event is black-tie optional and features a heart-healthy gourmet dinner, silent auction and dancing with live music by Sugar. Contributions raised at the event will go toward supporting research, professional and community education, and advocacy efforts specific to cardiovascular diseases including stroke.back-gallery-for-hollywood-red-carpet-clip-art-cgnklf-clipart

Serving as co-chairs are Elizabeth Winsor, CEO of UnitedHealthcare National Accounts, and JoAnne Jones, regional vice president of UnitedHealthcare National Accounts. The co-chairs will call on area volunteers, survivors and business leaders to join the fight against stroke to help increase awareness and prevention of strokes, and reduce stroke-related disability and death.

“I am honored to serve as a co-chair of the 2016 Heart Ball,” said Winsor. “Our community support for the Heart Ball raises awareness of strokes and raises funds to fuel research and advancements in technology and care management that will ultimately save lives.”

“Stroke can have a devastating impact on the survivors and their families,” said Jones. “That is why the American Heart Association funds research to help prevent stroke and improve treatment for survivors so they can live long, strong, independent lives.”

For tickets to the Hartford Heart Ball, visit http:/hartfordheartball.org. For information on sponsorship opportunities or to make a heart-felt contribution, contact Christina Asaro at 203-303-3340 or email christina.asaro@heart.org. For information on heart disease and stroke, visit www.heart.org.

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