23rd Annual Greater Des Moines Heart Ball

Nonprofit: American Heart Association

Date: Feb. 27, 2016

Venue: Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center

Event Chairs: Suku and Dr. Mary Radia

Emcees: Eric Hanson & Elizabeth Klinge, KCCI News Channel 8

Volunteer of the Year Award Winner: Jan Miller Straub

From the Heart Award Winner: Dr. William Wickemeyer, Iowa Heart Center

Bottom Line: $400,000

Entertainment: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Main Attraction: More than 800 people attended the Greater Des Moines Heart Ball to celebrate the American Heart Association’s accomplishments and raise funds to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke right here in Central Iowa. Guests were treated to live and silent auctions, dinner, Colby Red wine (made by a congenital heart defect survivor and his father in California), inspirational survivor stories, and live music and dancing with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

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