Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose: #DCHeartBall is the Main Event of Heart Month

Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose: #DCHeartBall is the Main Event of Heart Month

Heart Ball Co-Chairs Perspecta’s Mac Curtis and Cindy Curtis

Sports greats featured as part of the American Heart Association’s relentless pursuit of health and well-being

The Greater Washington Heart Ball (#DCHeartBall) is back at the Mandarin Oriental hotel. As American Heart Month comes to an end, the American Heart Association seeks to hit a home run with this year’s sports-themed black-tie affair. Proceeds from the Heart Ball benefit lifesaving research and American Heart Association education and advocacy campaigns. This year’s co-chairs are Mac Curtis, CEO of Perspecta, Inc. and his wife, Cindy Curtis.

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. Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose is the mantra of the evening – as it was the mantra for the popular film, Friday Night Lights.  Guests can expect an evening filled with live and silent auctions, dinner, dancing, special guest including football great Joe Theismann, and special presentations. Also the official after-party, Heart After Dark returns to keep the festivities going until 1am.

WHO: Leadership and supporters of the American Heart Association, Super Bowl Great, Joe Theismann, Open Your Heart Honoree and former Pittsburgh Panther, Latia Howard, event co-chairs, Mac and Cindy Curtis.

WHEN: Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 6:30p.m. to 1:00a.m.

WHERE: The Mandarin Oriental, 1330 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

WHY:  The Heart Ball brings the philanthropic community together to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke and raise funds 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 disease.

The funds raised by the Heart Ball go toward local community outreach efforts to educate

Late Night’s Seth Meyers, Soula Antoniou of the American Heart Association and Board President, Dr. Roquell Wyche

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 led 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.

About the American Heart Association:

The American Heart Association is a leading force for a world of longer, healthier lives. With nearly a century of lifesaving work, the Dallas-based association is dedicated to ensuring equitable health for all. We are a trustworthy source empowering people to improve their heart health, brain health and well-being. We collaborate with numerous organizations and millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, advocate for stronger public health policies, and share lifesaving resources and information. Connect with us on, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.



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