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Lawyers Have a Heart 10k in Washington, DC (image courtesy - American Heart Association)

Greater Washington Region Heart Ball Honorees - Shonay (heart transplant survivor) Olivia, and Ken Jones.


ast year throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, our programs empowered thousands of individuals to improve their health. More than 81,882 children enrolled in our Go Healthy Challenge, raising their awareness of the importance of good nutrition and exercise and encouraging behavior change. The Go Red For Women initiative empowered 72,980 women to take the Heart CheckUp to manage their heart health. Through the Power To End Stroke program, more than 33,456 African Americans learned of their risk for stroke and their ability to do something about it. In order to fund critical cardiovascular research and conduct local community outreach, we raise funds through exceptional events that bring the Greater Washington Region together.

These events include: An Affair of the Heart Luncheon and Fashion Show is held by the Women’s Board of the American Heart Association Greater Washington Region to benefit heart research and education. The Women’s Board’s Luncheon is the oldest continuous fundraising event of any nationally recognized non-profit group and is attended by 1200 of Washington’s most influential women. The Greater Washington Region Heart Ball is an elegant, black-tie celebration of life bringing together more than 600 of Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia’s most prominent physicians, corporate, health care and community leaders for an inspirational evening of dinner, dancing, live entertainment and live and silent auctions. Lawyers Have Heart 10K and Walk has earned a reputation as a Washington, DC tradition. Every year top law firms and their vendors, elite athletes, runners and walkers -- of all levels of experience - run or walk to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke. The Lawyer’s Have Heart 10K is the largest of its kind in the DC area featuring over 5,000 runners and has raised over $5 million dollars for the American Heart Association. The Start! Heart Walk is a national walking event that promotes safe exercise and wellness through community and corporate participation. In the Greater Washington Region, teams of walkers will come together on the National Mall to raise money for lifesaving research. The Start! Heart Walk event day includes health screenings, food and entertainment, the opportunity to take a lifestyle change pledge, and an interactive kid’s corner. The Celebrity Golf Tournament is hosted by Washington Redskins alumni Brian Mitchell, and brings together sponsors and celebrities for a best ball tournament. Players enjoy premium golf arrangements, contests, competition, and auctions, with continental breakfast, lunch and dinner. Heart’s Delight is a premier destination event where master winemakers, culinary greats and our distinguished guests gather to play and bid in the Nation’s Capital. The weekend event includes First Growth of Bordeaux, food prepared by some of the nation’s top chefs and wine from the world’s best vineyards. Also features are live and silent auctions - where guests may bid on exclusive travel opportunities, dining experiences and rare and exceptional wines.

‘An Affair of the Heart, Luncheon & Fashion Show’, hosted by the Women’s Board of the American Heart Association

Hearts Delight (image courtesy - American Heart Association)

To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 703-248-1757 or visit the American Heart Association website.

Tel +1.800.AHA.USA1 Best of DC

Hearts Delight (image courtesy - American Heart Association)


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