2015-2016 Guilford Heart Ball
****HEART BALL POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER****
Due to the inclement weather coming in this evening, plus the additional wintry mix including ice and continued low temperatures through Saturday, we are going to POSTPONE our
Greater Guilford Heart Ball to Friday Evening, February 12th.
*****MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW*****
We were looking forward to celebrating together…however,
we care about you…your families…and your safety!
We will raise a glass and toast our celebrations then…and we are hopeful the new date will work for you and your guests.
We want to extend a special THANK YOU to our sponsors and donors of the Heart Ball and the American Heart Association…especially our
Greater Guilford Life is Why Sponsor, Crumley Roberts!
A Celebration of creating and sharing. Our evening celebrates: our work and mission; our donors and volunteers; and — most importantly — the lives saved and improved because of everyone’s effort. The Heart Ball promises to be an engaging evening of fun and passion bringing community and philanthropic leaders together. Last year, our Heart Ball campaign raised just over $51 million nation-wide allowing us to fund over $123 millon of research and programs across the country and in your community.
Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our mission drives everything we do.
Continue to read more about the American Heart Association
From Our Chair
“The partnership with the Guilford Heart Ball has allowed us to take our practice of ‘Banking As It Should Be’ and extend it to ‘Life As It Should Be,’ encouraging everyone in our community to put their health first and make changes today for healthier, happier and longer lives.” – Ron Black, President, Bank of Oak Ridge and 2016 Greater Guilford Heart Ball Chair.
NEW THIS YEAR!
American Heart Association’s 2016 Guilford Heart Ball
“Bring a Ball to the Ball” to Benefit Children
at Greater Guilford County Schools
January 12, 2016 – Courtesy of Crumley Roberts, the American Heart Association’s Guilford County Life is Why Sponsor, the 2016 Guilford Heart Ball is providing an opportunity to “Bring a Ball to the Ball” to help children at Greater Guilford County schools get active in order to live more heart-healthy lives. The American Heart Association recommends that children are physically active at least 60 minutes each day to help prevent heart disease and stroke.
Everyone in the community is invited to bring a new athletic ball from the sport of their choice to designated drop-off locations at Heart Ball sponsor businesses. All balls collected during the month of January will be brought to the Heart Ball on February 12th and will be donated to schools throughout Greater Guilford County. Drop-off locations include Crumley Roberts, any Bank of Oak Ridge branch location, VF Jeanswear, Dixon Hughes Goodman, AC Corporation, and Mother Murphy’s. (Location details below)
The Guilford Heart Ball is a black tie event which will be held Friday, February 12th at The Elm Street Center in Greensboro. The Guilford Heart Ball will be bringing nearly 300 Guilford County community and business leaders together to celebrate lives saved, to raise vital funding needed for research and prevention education, and to make a stand against heart disease and stroke in our community.
Heart disease and stroke are the No 1 and No. 5 killers of both men and women in the United States, with nearly one out of every four deaths in North Carolina due to heart disease. Bringing it even closer to home, heart disease is the second leading cause of death and stroke is the third leading cause of death in Guilford County. However, the power of prevention is real. Eighty percent of heart disease and strokes are preventable by monitoring your blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose and making heart-healthy lifestyle changes. The evening will include a silent auction, featuring one-of-a-kind art pieces, food/wine packages and great trips, as well as a live auction and a gourmet dinner.
For more information, visit http://guilfordncheartball.ahaevents.org. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, contact LeKeshia Franklin at (336)542-4832 or LeKeshia.Franklin@heart.org.
Drop Off Location Details:
· AC Corporation – 301 Creek Ridge Rd., Greensboro 27406
· Bank of Oak Ridge – Lake Jeanette Branch – 400 Pisgah Church Rd, Greensboro 27455
· Bank of Oak Ridge – New Garden Crossing Branch – 1597 New Garden Rd, Greensboro 27410
· Bank of Oak Ridge – Oak Ridge Branch – 2211 Oak Ridge Rd., Oak Ridge 27310
· Bank of Oak Ridge – Summerfield Branch – 4423 Hwy 220 North, Summerfield 27358
· Crumley Roberts – 2400 Freeman Mill Rd, Greensboro 27406
· Dixon Hughes Goodman – 1829 Eastchester Dr., High Point 27265
· Mother Murphey’s – 2826 S. Elm – Eugene St., Greensboro 27406
· VF Jeanswear – 105 Corporate Center Blvd., Greensboro 27408
· VF Jeanswear – 1421 S. Elm – Eugene St., Greensboro 27406
Friday, February 12, 2016