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Honolulu Heart Ball supports American Heart Association’s vital work to improve Hawaii’s health

A gala to benefit the American Heart Association’s mission

Support the American Heart Association (AHA) during the 2019 Honolulu Heart Ball on February 23 at 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Waikiki Resort. Proceeds from the event are used to help AHA’s mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. By 2020, the AHA hopes to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans and to reduce deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke, both by 20 percent.

Stanford Carr, president of Stanford Carr Development, and Andrew Rosen, president and CEO of Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, will co-chair the gala. Considered one of the premier fundraising events in Hawaii, the Heart Ball is the AHA’s largest fundraising event in Hawaii. Guests will enjoy top notch entertainment, dining and a number of unique auction opportunities.

This year, Heart Ball volunteer executives helped organize “Kokua The Need,” a healthy food drive for the Hawaii Food Bank. The AHA developed healthy food option guidance materials to offer healthy food donation suggestions that meet Hawaii’s cultural needs. The food drive proved so successful that the Food Bank is planning to incorporate the healthy donation guidance materials into its campaigns year-round.

Those who can’t attend the Heart Ball are encouraged to participate in other community events that support the AHA, like the Heart Walks on Oahu, Hilo and Maui, and the Beat event by Honolulu’s young professionals. Donations can also be made by contacting the American Heart Association Hawaii Division office at 377-6630.

To learn more about the Honolulu Heart Ball, call Amelia Reintjes at 808-377-6634, or contact her at

About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a leading force for a world of longer, healthier lives. With nearly a century of lifesaving work, the Dallas-based association is dedicated to ensuring equitable health for all. We are a trustworthy source empowering people to improve their heart health, brain health and well-being. We collaborate with numerous organizations and millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, advocate for stronger public health policies, and share lifesaving resources and information. Connect with us on, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

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