MERCER COUNTY —
The American Heart Association, Mercer County division, announced that John “Jack” Wallace, president of Fringe Benefit Services (formerly Wallace Insurance) in Sharon, will chair the 2014 Mercer County Heart Ball.
Wallace has established an executive leadership committee and auction committee tasked with securing corporate sponsorships and items for the silent and live auctions. The goal is to help organize and raise over $125,000 to support heart and stroke medical research, as well as public and professional education programs.
“In 2009 I had four bypasses and a valve replaced,” Wallace said. “I was told it would be a complicated surgery. I have no doubt that if not for the contributions to the American Heart Association and the new technology, I may have not been here today to help raise more funds for research.”
An estimated 81,100,000 American adults (more than one in three) have one or more types of cardiovascular disease.
This year an estimated 785,000 Americans will have a new or first-time heart attack and about 470,000 will have a recurrent attack.
The Heart Ball is the American Heart Association’s most prestigious annual fund-raising event. All proceeds from the ball are used to support cardiovascular research, professional and public education, school site programs, and advocacy efforts throughout the year.
The Mercer County Heart Ball is Saturday at Avalon Golf and Country Club at Buhl Farm.
Guests will enjoy a lavish dinner, music, dancing, a live and silent auction and informative speakers.
Info: www,mercerheartball.heart.org or Bruce Turner at 330-318-1006 or 724-866-2253.
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases.
The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country.