A Celebration of creating and sharing. Our evening celebrates: our work and mission; our donors and volunteers; and — most importantly — the lives saved and improved because of everyone’s effort. The Heart Ball promises to be an engaging evening of fun and passion bringing community and philanthropic leaders together. Last year, our Heart Ball campaign raised just over $51 million nation-wide allowing us to fund over $123 million of research and programs across the country and in your community.
Join us with special guest and Mistress of Ceremonies, Amy Yasbeck.
Amy Yasbeck is an actress who has appeared extensively on both the big and small screens. Her feature film work includes The Mask, Robbin Hood Men in Tights and Problem Child. Her television work includes numerous guest star and series work: most notably her role as Casey in NBC's long-running hit comedy Wings. Ms. Yasbeck was married to legendary comic actor John Ritter who succumbed to an acute aortic dissection in 2003. Since that time, she has devoted herself to promoting awareness, research and treatment of this devastating disease. Scientists, doctors, surgeons, survivors and family members, all touched in some way by the tragedy of aortic dissection, find hope and renewed inspiration by reaching out to one another. Ms. Yasbeck has established The John Ritter foundation for Aortic Health to enable medical, scientific and lay communities an opportunity to explore their common goal.