Philip Simoneaux to chair 2023 Midlands Heart Ball

September 20, 2022

Campaign raises funds to help increase healthy life years in the Midlands

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, has named Philip Simoneaux, CPA, CFP® Director of Planning, Family Office Services for Southeastern Freight Lines, as the Chair for the 2023 Midlands Heart Ball.

In this role, Simoneaux is focused on driving equitable health for every member of our community, with a special focus on nutrition security and blood pressure rates. In addition, he will help raise critical funds in support of the lifesaving work of the organization.

“I am honored to serve as the 2023 Midlands Heart Ball Chairman,” said Simoneaux. “The American Heart Association has made a great deal of progress in the fight against heart disease and stroke, but there is still much work to be done. I look forward to joining forces with other local leaders as we work to put an end to the No. 1 health threat in our community.”

Simoneaux will lead the year-long campaign, culminating at the annual Midlands Heart Ball, to be held on Friday, March 3, 2023, at the Pastides Alumni Center at the University of South Carolina. The Midlands Heart Ball unites the community in celebrating progress toward equitable health and honoring survivors of heart disease and stroke.

“We are thrilled to have Phil Simoneaux’s experience, conviction, and passion to help raise critical funds to advance the science and the policies that will lead to longer, healthier lives for all,” said Crystal Kirkland, Executive Director for the American Heart Association.

The dollars raised by the Midlands Heart Ball campaign fund the mission of the American Heart Association to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives while supporting priority issues in the Midlands. Nutrition security and blood pressure rates have been identified by the American Heart Association as key issues to address in 2023 to propel work to support the Association’s 2024 Health Equity Impact Goal, reducing barriers to health care access and quality.

To learn more about the Midlands Heart Ball, visit or contact Kinsey Besser at [email protected] for more information.

About the American Heart Association

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. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.