The Heart Ball

text courtesy of The Heart Ball   photos by Scott Foust

Above, top, left to right: Jennifer Moser, Lynne Love, Char Hubble, Molly Stockley, Pamela Overton Risoleo and Carolyn Jackson. Bottom left: Char Hubble. Bottom right: The ballroom décor.

On November 18, the 58th annual Heart Ball welcomed a sold-out crowd of over 800 attendees. Held at The Phoenician Resort, the black-tie event was themed Infinite Hearts in recognition of the infinite possibilities for healing.

Chaired by Char Hubble, the dedicated executive team included Vice-Chairs Molly Stockley and Jennifer Moser and Chairman-Elect Carolyn Jackson. Sylvia and Joe Shoen were honorary chairs and Lynne Love was this year’s Heart Ball Sweetheart.

Above, left: Guests fill the dance floor. Right: Billie Jo and Judd Herberger.

After mingling over cocktails, guests were guided to the elegantly decorated Ballroom. Jose Graterol Designs cleverly placed an assortment of towering centerpieces and a variety of table shapes which was unexpected.

Before dinner was served, each man was given a flask of bourbon  while the gals received martinis in shakers. The engraved containers were retrieved by the wait staff and were later returned to each guest as a parting gift. A gourmet dinner, followed by dancing to the music of JB Project, rounded out the evening.

 Above, left: Rodney and Jill Riley. CenterDr. Robert and Camerone McCulloch. RightRahula Kachar and Dr. Suzi Kochar

At the conclusion of the event, Hubble shared, “Every single person looked just wonderful…everyone had a great time. Yet, even more important, we have nothing but gratitude for what attendees did in helping to support the American Heart Association’s mission to save lives from cardiovascular disease and stroke.”

Above, top left; Char and Bill Hubble. Top right: Lisa Pagel with her husband, Richard. Bottom, left to rightRoss West and Dr. Beverly West with Felicia and Ryne Buycks.

Proceeds from the Ball support vital American Heart Association work, including cutting-edge research, lifesaving prevention and education programs and advocacy for improved health. Since its inception, Phoenix Heart Ball volunteers have raised more than $30 million to fight the number 1 and number 5 killers – heart disease and stroke.

Currently 10 Arizona researchers receive funding from the American Heart Association, totaling in excess of $1.3 million. The Phoenix Heart Ball also helps to support educational and preventative programs in the community, including the Halle Heart Children’s Museum, which is visited by more than 30,000 Arizona school children annually.

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