Portland, OR. The Portland community came out in full force to support the American Heart Association’s Heart Ball which raised more than $800,000 for cardiovascular research. The Heart Ball raises funds for research and highlights the work being done locally, which includes ensuring the availability of healthy foods, safe places to get active, and affordable, quality care. Thousands of people die from cardiovascular disease every day, and we know that many of these deaths can be prevented. Funds raised at the Heart Ball support the AHA’s mission of helping people live healthy lives. At the event, Trey and Betsy Maust visited with Dr. Robert Quintos M.D. and his wife Shelby. (Photo credit, Kenton Waltz)

Josh Hoffman and Kerri Pickett-Hoffman and Nima and Nicole Darabi

Some Board Members of the American Heart Association, Oregon & SW Washington Michelle Weisenbach (Board Vice Chair), President, Oregon & SW Washington KeyBank Jamie Holmes, Director of Marketing, Programming and Creative, KPTV Fox 12 Oregon Nancy Moon-Eilers (Board Chair), Group Director Center Store, New Seasons Dick Clark, CEO, The Portland Clinic Nancy Long, Behavioral Coach, Exit to Next, LLC; Educational/Behavioral Consultant, Education Solutions, LLC Dana Bjarnason, PhD, RN, NE-BC (Board Vice President) Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer, OHSU Healthcare; Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs, OHSU School of Nursing Benjamin Prinzing, President, Kadalyst Health Partners

Heart Ball Chair, Edgar Aponte, CEO Rexel United Kingdom

Heart Ball Emcee, Elizabeth Dinh, News Anchor KPTV FOX 12 Oregon

Anthony Mulholland snaps a photo.

Leslie McCall, Executive Director, American Heart Association, Oregon & SW Washington and partner Kartik Nagappa

From American Heart Association:

Thanks to all our 2020 #PDXHeartBall attendees – from our corporate sponsors to our volunteers to our generous donors. We appreciate everyone in our amazing community joining us in the fight against heart disease and stroke.

We’re working to create a world free of heart disease and stroke – a world where everyone can live your healthiest life. We know that true health is influenced by the places you live, learn, play and pray. Our work in Oregon & SW Washington includes working with local industries to improve the health of workers, increasing access to healthy food in our community, teaming up with city and state leaders to promote health policies, and providing our kids with more opportunities to be active in school.

Donate to Support our Mission. Join us to improve the health of Oregon & SW Washington