LEXINGTON Over 750 corporate and medical professionals celebrated the accomplishments of the American Heart Association (AHA) at the 30th Annual Central Kentucky Heart Ball, presented by White, Greer & Maggard Orthodontics. The black-tie event, chaired by James “Greg” White, DDS, and his wife Michele, recognized the work, mission, donors, volunteers, and the lives saved and improved because of the efforts of the American Heart Association. The honoree was Linda Ball, a long-time advocate and supporter of the Central Kentucky division.
All proceeds from the Heart Ball support the American Heart Association, which funds public and professional education, advocacy, and scientific research. Research funded by the association has yielded important discoveries, such as CPR, life-extending drugs, pacemakers, bypass surgery, surgical techniques to repair heart defects, and more. Advocacy efforts have also resulted in the passage of two bills, including legislation making CPR a graduation requirement for schools and the Stroke Systems of Care bill. The event raised $650,000.