The Philadelphia Heart Ball is excited to announce that Brian and Connie Dawkins will receive the Heart of Philadelphia award at the 2020 Philadelphia Heart Ball, set for February 22 at the famed Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. This prestigious honor is given to leaders in our community who are performing important philanthropic duties, which impact significant change in our society.
Through their work with the Brian Dawkins Impact Foundation, the family is committed to utilizing their knowledge and values to help disadvantaged young people, families and communities, while also promoting spiritual, mental and physical wellness.
Each year, hundreds of corporate, medical, pharmaceutical, and social leaders come to celebrate the mission of the American Heart Association at Heart Ball. This year, in addition to distinguished honorees, the Ball will focus its attention on the critical work taking place throughout Greater Philadelphia to combat some of our region’s greatest challenges that lead to life threatening health disparities, specifically food insecurity.
“Brian and Connie Dawkins are the perfect recipients of the Heart of Philadelphia award, as they exemplify everything this award holds in high regard,” says Rodger Levinson, 2020 Heart Ball Chair and President of WSFS Bank. “People like Brian and Connie Dawkins are making a large difference in the lives of vulnerable Philadelphians. The values of the Dawkins’ family align with the mission of the American Heart Association and allows us to shine a spotlight on the ongoing need in our community.”
Philadelphia ranks at the top of large American cities whose residents are dying more frequently from premature cardiovascular disease. Because of this, the American Heart Association’s Philadelphia Heart Ball will dedicate significant dollars towards addressing preventative issues such as food access, blood pressure management and safe streets.