News release from the American Heart Association:
Fort Wayne Heart Ball raises nealry $110,000
(April 26, 2013) – Last Friday amidst a vibrant black tie affair inside the Fort Wayne Country Club, over 200 guests gathered to celebrate the work of the American Heart Association.
The Fort Wayne community joined together to raise critical dollars that will fund congenital heart defect research and childhood wellness programs in our local schools. Funds raised through the Heart Ball and the event’s silent and live auction topped nearly $110,000 this year.
The event was led by chairman, Phil Bundy, Senior Vice President of First Federal Bank who diligently supports the American Heart Association’s efforts to enhance the lives of the community.
Guests enjoyed a gourmet dinner, entertainment by Chuck Surack’s band, Prime Time and a touching personal story from chairman, Phil and his wife Elaine Bundy. Their daughter, Danielle has been living with a congenital heart defect since birth. Danielle will eventually need to undergo a pulmonary value replacement but the Bundy’s believe the American Heart Association will be there with the latest and greatest in medical advancements when that time comes.
Nancy Schroeder received the Cor Vitae Award for her many years of involvement with the Heart Ball and her tireless work with the American Heart Association. She helped launch the first Fort Wayne Gala, now called heart ball in 1999.
The prestigious Cor Vitae award is given to members of the medical community for their professional accomplishments in advancing the treatment and prevention of heart disease and stroke. Nancy Schroeder recently retired from her position as business manager and CFO of Parkview Physicians Group Cardiology.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating these diseases – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit heart.org.