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2011 Omaha Heart Ball

The American Heart Association’s 23rd Annual Omaha Heart Ball, Crystal Ball, presented by The Nebraska Medical Center and UNMC Physicians will take place on February 5th at Embassy Suites La Vista.



More than 600 social, business, medical and community leaders are anticipated to attend with the combined goal of raising more than $400,000 for research and education to fight this No. 1 killer.

The honorary chairs are Paul and Lori Hogan; chairs are Hal and Mary Daub. Also in attendance will be the 2010-11 Sweethearts, and Heart Ball Princess Hannah Hetherington, a Millard North student with heart disease. Her condition is the leading cause of sudden death in athletes.

  • 4:45-5 p.m. – Media photo opportunity with event leadership
  • 5-6 p.m. – Patron Party with crowning of the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Heart Princess (media photo and interview opportunity)
  • 6-7:25 p.m. – Auction and cocktail party (media photo opportunity)
  • 7:30-11 p.m. – Program, dinner, dancing (photos available from AHA communications director post-event)

Research funded by the American Heart Association has led to medical advances such as CPR, life-extending drugs (including clot-busters), pacemakers, bypass surgery, the heart-lung machine, and surgical techniques to repair heart defects. Despite the many advances, cardiovascular disease is still our nation’s No. 1 killer. People like Heart Ball Princess Hannah Hetherington are counting on the American Heart Association for research discoveries yet to be made.

  • Cardiovascular disease kills about as many people each year as cancer, accidents, lower respiratory disease and diabetes combined.
  • Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States.
  • Cardiovascular disease kills 1 American every 38 seconds, nearly 2,300 per day.

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating these diseases – two of America’s leading killers. We fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit heart.org.

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