HEART FUNCTION AHA's second annual ball scheduled at MetroPlex

Women are asked to wear red to the black-tie event.
LIBERTY -- The American Heart Association's second annual Tri-County Heart Ball will be an event of Feb. 12 at the Holiday Inn MetroPlex Centre, 1620 Motor Inn Drive.
The black-tie gala will get under way with hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m., followed by dinner, silent and live auctions, and dancing.
Female guests are encouraged to wear red to support AHA's "Go Red For Women" campaign.
This year's event will feature the recognition of three local individuals for their efforts to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease. The honorees are William E. Phillips Sr., chief executive officer of Niles Expanded Metals Inc., who will receive the Heart of Community Award; Dr. David A. Hoffman, director of the catheterization laboratory at St. Elizabeth Health Center, the recipient of the Cardiac Service Award; and heart-disease survivor George W. Morris Jr. of Salem, receiving the Survivorship Award
Co-chairmen are Christine Begalla and Heather DeMalio.
Cost is $100 per person and seating is limited. Proceeds will benefit northeast Ohio's research institutions and will help fund heart-disease and stroke educational programs in the community.
Lending support
Presenting sponsor of the gala is St. Elizabeth Health and Vascular Center, Humility of Mary Health Partners. Premier sponsor is Niles Expanded Metals Inc., platinum sponsor is Diagnostic Cardiology Associates Inc., and gold sponsors are Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Guidant, Medtronic, Morris Financial Group Inc., Ohio Heart Institute and The Heart Hospital at Forum Health. Other sponsorships are available.
For tickets and sponsorship details, call the association at (330) 965-9230.

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