Dust off those tuxes, pull your favorite ball gown out of the closet, put on your dancing shoes and join us on April 30 for our first in person Denver Heart Ball in two years. We’re so excited to come together at the Hilton Denver City Center for a night out on the town filled with good friends, food and drinks, entertainment, dancing, and a touching story from one of our local heart heroes.
Together, we are relentlessly focused on the heart health of the Denver community. Through the Heart of Denver and Heart Ball campaign, we are all able celebrate our collective success as we work to drive change, fund science, and improve behaviors.
Colorado is counting on us like never before! That means taking our efforts beyond the ballroom, working every day to help every heart. One of the ways the AHA worked locally to get to the Heart of Denver was through our Leaders for Life campaign.
For six weeks last fall, the Leaders for Life campaign brought together a team of local changemakers who worked tirelessly to educate their networks about the risk factors and warning signs of heart disease and stroke, build a culture of health and wellbeing, competed in fun challenges, and raised lifesaving funds to combat heart disease and stroke. At the end of the six weeks, one person was named the Leaders for Life winner. Congratulations to Gabe Anderson who secured the title as winner of the fall Leaders for Life campaign.
In 2020, Gabe survived a heart attack caused by a tear in one of his arteries, and in August of 2021 underwent open heart surgery to repair an unrelated aortic aneurism. Gabe said yes to the challenge because his life was saved by modern medicine twice, and he wanted to give back to an organization that was near and dear to his heart and raise critical funds that can further support lifesaving research projects.
Collectively, this amazing group of six changemakers raised over $55,000 that will make a lasting effect on the heart health of the Colorado community.
On the night of the Heart Ball, we’ll celebrate Gabe and all of our 2021 Denver Leaders for Life candidates for their tremendous work. By uniting our hearts, we can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.
Join us at the Denver Heart Ball and help us celebrate all that we have accomplished together. Click HERE for more information about the event and how you can get involved.
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.