2024 Heart of the Hamptons Centennial Celebration Raises Critical Funds to Support the Fight Against Heart Disease and Stroke

Community Leaders Unite to Raise Funds and Awareness for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at Heart of the Hamptons Centennial Celebration

Photo credit: American Heart Association

LONG ISLAND, NY – July 10, 2024 — The American Heart Association’s 2024 Heart of the Hamptons Centennial Celebration, held last June 19, 2024 at The Wine Stand at the Wölffer Estate, was a resounding success, raising critical funds to support the Association’s life-saving mission to fight heart disease and stroke on Long Island. This memorable event brought together community leaders and supporters dedicated to making a difference in the fight against these life-threatening conditions.

Heart disease and stroke remain leading causes of death in the United States and on Long Island, claiming more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined. On Long Island, the impact is very significant, with thousands of residents affected annually. The Association’s efforts are vital in raising awareness, funding research and providing education to reduce the prevalence and impact of these preventable conditions.

James Prinzivalli, President of Executive Fliteways and event chair, expressed his profound gratitude and emphasized the importance of community involvement and collective action. “We are incredibly grateful for the overwhelming support we received at this year’s Heart of the Hamptons Centennial Celebration. This event not only raises critical funds but also brings our community together to champion the fight against heart disease and stroke. Together, we can make an impact on the health and well-being of Long Islanders.”

A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Nick Racanelli Torch of Strength award to Joseph J. Perry, Tax and Business Services Leader at Marcum, LLP and the outgoing Long Island board chair. This prestigious award acknowledges individuals who embody a commitment to excellence and make a significant impact on the Association and the community through leadership and passion. In response, Mr. Perry stated, “It is an honor to be recognized with the Nick Racanelli Torch of Strength award. Our progress is a testament to the dedication of everyone in our community. Together, we are saving lives and building a healthier future for Long Island.”

The Heart of the Hamptons initiative aims to improve and save lives from heart disease and stroke, focusing on equitable access to care and education. The Heart Ball marks a special moment in time to reflect on the progress made and to celebrate the determination and passion of everyone involved in the mission of the American Heart Association.

Funds raised through Heart of the Hamptons and Heart Ball support the Association’s 2024 Health Equity Impact Goal, which aims to reduce barriers to health care access and quality. The American Heart Association is the world’s leading nonprofit organization focuses on heart and brain health. For more information, please visit www.heart.org/heartofthehamptons.

Editor’s Note: 2024 Heart of the Hamptons photos can be found here. Photo credit to the American Heart Association.


About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, X or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

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