I want to thank you all for your continued support of the American Heart Association. We are heading into what would typically be our Heart Walk season; however, we have decided to change things up this year. We are giving the Heart Walk a break, and replacing it by opening up the Northeastern Maine Heart Ball to the community. The Northeastern Maine Heart Ball is our area’s premier fundraising event. This year’s theme, Hope for Your Heart, will be a WWII USO Night. The event includes a cocktail hour, live and silent auctions (over 200 items), dinner, a 1940’s variety show and dancing for entertainment. We are asking people to come in their 1940’s best!
As you all know, fundraising for the Heart Walk is done prior to the actual day of event, and the day of is really a celebration of all of the hard work the walkers and teams have done, so we are simply changing the day of celebration. In addition to knowing the funds you raise are going to the continued life-saving research and education about heart disease in the great state of Maine, now, for every $100 raised by walkers and/or teams, you will receive 1 ticket to the Northeastern Maine Heart Ball (a $125 value). Tables at the event can fit up to 10 guests, so we still encourage your teams to work together and try to fill a table (10 tickets)! We will be setting all team goals at $1,000 and online fundraising will still be available on our website. Once you register your team or as an individual, I will provide you with fliers about the event and also envelopes for collecting your donations. If you have any questions or need help getting started, please feel free to contact me at 207-862-8119.
Gina De Santis
Director, Heart Walk and Heart Ball
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Every day, 2,400 people – moms, dads, children, and friends – die from heart disease and stroke. This means in 2010, 865,000 families lost someone to heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association, we believe we can change this with your help. We believe we can build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our AHA-funded research underlines all that we do from CPR training of millions, hospital guidelines which determine protocols for your loved-ones, advocating for smoke-free public places and much, much more. Countless Americans are alive today because of people like you who gave. Come and join us!