2016-2017 Richmond Heart Ball
This year, we will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Richmond Heart Ball. We are so proud to be connected to an organization whose mission has been to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke – right here in our community. The AHA has come a long way in 25 years, however, there is still a lot of work to be done to combat our nation’s number one killer.
We ask you, what’s your “why”? The American Heart Association says “Life is Why” and this year’s Heart Ball will celebrate “Richmond is Why” as the theme, but we hope to know why this is an organization you would like to support. We know firsthand how this mission can affect a family. Sommer was born with a congenital heart defect that went undiagnosed until age 8 when significant symptoms began to surface. Now, with pulse oximetry being a required test before babies leave the hospital, thanks to the work of the AHA, heart defects are being detected and repaired in infancy. Both Sommer’s dad and Todd’s uncle were taken much too young due to heart disease. This is a pain we hope less families will face as new life-saving measures are discovered each and every day. Our Family is Why.
We hope to make this one of the most successful years yet for the AHA and ask that you join us and consider donating an auction item for the 2017 event. With every dollar raised through the Heart Ball, the American Heart Association is funding vital research, educational programs and services in our local community, all of which are improving and promoting health and saving the lives of our friends and families. We can’t do it without you.
One of the members of our auction committee may be reaching out to you in the near future to answer any questions and facilitate the process. Enclosed, please find an auction contract, as well as a list of benefits you will receive as a result of your contribution. Your auction donation is 100% tax deductible for its fair market value.
On behalf of the 2017 Heart Ball Auction Committee, we thank you for your consideration and hope you will help us build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
From the Heart,
Todd & Sommer Goldsmith
2017 Heart Ball Auction Chairs
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Main Street Station
1500 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
6:00 pm Doors Open, Registration Begins
6:00 pm-7:50 pm Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
8:00 pm Call to Dinner
8:30 pm-Midnight Live Auction,Open Your Heart Appeal, Dancing
Checkout opens at 10:30 pm