The 2020 Roanoke Heart Ball was not only a lovely event with great attendance, great food, lots of fun and plenty of excitement, but it also became the highest-grossing Heart Ball in event history!
Thanks to a perfect storm – great attendance, incredible sponsors and so many generous donations made that night – the 2020 Roanoke Heart Ball raised $255,000. It truly was a record-breaking night!
“Our 2020 Roanoke Heart Ball, co-chaired by Dr. Robert Sandel and Cynthia Lawrence, had its best year ever,” said Elizabeth Vail, Senior Director of Development for the American Heart Association. “We are so thankful for the outpouring of support from our region to help further the mission of the American Heart Association and save lives!”
“Funds raised from this event will go to support cutting edge heart and brain research conducted here in our community as well as quality preventative education programs,” added Vail.
Sponsors for this year’s event included Carilion Clinic, Howell’s Motor Freight, Inc. and BB&T/SunTrust (now Truist).
“We are so thankful for the outpouring of support from our region to help further the mission of the American Heart Association and save lives,” said Vail.
Kevin is the Communications Director for West Virginia and Western Virginia. When not in the office, Kevin is an active performer with the State 35 Comedy Troupe and is the founding member of the Ghostbusters – WV Division fundraising team. He has been with the organization since 2005.