American Heart Association

First Coast Heart Ball raises nearly $300,000, most funds ever raised

First Coast Heart Ball raises nearly $300,000, most funds ever raised

The American Heart Association’s 2022 First Coast Heart Ball held on April 2 at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa raised $290,288 to support live-saving research, education and raising awareness for cardiovascular diseases and stroke, America’s number one and number five killers. More than 400 guests and 64 corporate businesses supported the event. Guests […]

Country music group helps raise funds

Country music group helps raise funds

Headlined by Lady A, the multi-Platinum, Grammy Award-winning country music group, the First Coast American Heart Association’s 2021 Heart Ball raised over $1.6 million. More than 400 people attended this year’s digital experience on April 14th, which was emceed by J.P. Shadrick, radio and TV host for the Jaguars, and chaired by Michele and Chuck […]

GO RED

GO RED

February been federally designated American Heart Month every year since President Lyndon B. Johnson’s official declaration in 1964. On the first Friday of each February, the nation comes together on National Wear Red Day to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease by igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. From landmarks to news anchors, […]

American Heart virtual challenges help families curb cabin fever

American Heart virtual challenges help families curb cabin fever

The American Heart Association is helping families stay active and healthy through its Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge. The virtual experience includes a 10-day challenge, featuring fun, engaging activities that will not only help combat a case of cabin fever, but it will also allow students and parents to stay connected while not […]

Heart Ball raises record $1.7+ million

Heart Ball raises record $1.7+ million

Chaired by Frances and Anthony Jabbour, CEO of Black Knight, the 2020 First Coast Heart Ball March 7 at Sawgrass Marriott raised a record-breaking $1,766,000, making it the most successful ever for the American Heart Association on the First Coast. Funds from the event support life-saving research, education and raising awareness for cardiovascular diseases and […]

Thomas to chair first Go Red for Women luncheon

Thomas to chair first Go Red for Women luncheon

Baptist Medical Center South Hospital President Nicole B. Thomas is chairing the 2020 Go Red for Women initiative, with a goal of raising $475,000 for the American Heart Association (AHA) to end heart disease and stroke in women. Thomas, a San Marco resident, was the first woman to head Baptist Medical Center South, the second-largest […]

Heart ball celebrates mission, donors, volunteers and saved lives

Heart ball celebrates mission, donors, volunteers and saved lives

Generous donors opened their hearts and their pocketbooks to raise a whopping $1,063,000 during the 2019 First Coast Heart Ball at the Sawgrass Marriott April 13. The record-setting amount was the most ever raised by the American Heart Association gala, said Lisa Craig, communications director. The glamourous event was chaired by Russ and Claudia Thomas, […]