The American Heart Association (AHA) is proud to announce that Tim Arnold, CEO of Colonial Life, will serve as chair for the 2021 Midlands Heart Ball.
“I am honored to chair this prestigious event,” said Arnold. “Over the past 30 years the AHA has taken major steps towards a healthier community however our work is not done. I look forward to joining forces with other local leaders as we come together to fight the number one killer in the Midlands”.
In his role as Chair, Arnold will work diligently with community members and executive leaders to support the Midlands Heart Ball and expand the American Heart Association’s mission.
Heart disease is the No. 1 health threat in the Midlands. Over 50% of Midlands adults are obese or overweight and the number of people living will high blood pressure in the Midlands could fill Williams Brice stadium over 4 times. Through events like the Midlands Heart Ball, the American Heart Association can provide education, programs, fund life-saving research and advocacy efforts to reduce the number of Midlands residents impacted by heart disease and stroke
“The health of the Midlands community is a top priority,” said Arnold. “I see the devastating impact heart disease and stroke have on our community and I am honored to work with the American Heart Association as we fight to make a lasting change.”
The black-tie event will host over 400 guests representing medical, business and social groups from the area. The gala features dinner, dancing, a live and silent auction and honors local families affected by heart disease and stroke. Through the generous support of the community and Life is Why sponsor, Carolina Nutrition Consultants, the American Heart Association can continue to fund research and educational programs in the Midlands.
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the 2021 Heart Ball, contact Stephanie Portnall at [email protected].
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources.