American Heart Association Announces 2020 Heart & Stroke Ball Leaders and Honoree

Dr. Valentin Fuster to receive Heart of Gold Award

New York, NY August 6, 2019 — The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives announced today that Chris Hariegel and Howard Weinstein of Compass One Healthcare will serve as Event Co-Chairs of the New York City Heart & Stroke Ball scheduled for June 4, 2020 at Pier Sixty in Manhattan. That evening, Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital will receive the Heart of Gold Award.

The 2020 Heart & Stroke Ball will celebrate the volunteers, survivors and supporters who bring the American Heart Association’s mission to life. The event aims to highlight an important theme, “Breaking the Barriers”. Together, we hope to bring awareness to health inequity, and break down those obstacles that are keeping New Yorkers from living a longer and healthier life.

American Heart Association would like to thank its sponsors: Life Is Why NYC sponsor is Mount Sinai Heart; Compass One Healthcare is the Event Legacy Sponsor; Cintas, Montefiore and Pyrosignal & Supression Inc. are Event Silver Sponsors for 2020.

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About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke –  the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases.