Twin Cities Heart & Stroke Gala

Unless they get broken, we kind of forget about our hearts. We take it for granted that they’ll keep doing their job, day-after-day, no matter what kind of foods we eat, exercise we get, or “bad habits” we may have.

The reality is that just about everyone knows someone who has suffered from heart disease or stroke. Cardiovascular disease and stroke affects men and women of all ages in alarming numbers. Positive events like the Heart Health and Stroke Prevention Gala work to raise funds for heart disease and stroke education and research so we can knock those statistics down to all-time lows.

What? A black-tie gala celebrating the American Heart Association’s/American Stroke Association’s years of lifesaving work for Minnesota families. The gala features elegant gourmet dining, excellent entertainment, and interactive auctions.

Goal? To raise $550,000 for heart disease and stroke prevention

When? October 21, 2006

Where? The Depot in Minneapolis, 225 Third Ave. South

Time? Reception and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m., Dinner and program begin at 7:45, Entertainment from 9 p.m. to midnight

Why? Funds raised from this event will be used to fund education and research. Heart disease is the #1 killer in America and the leading cause of death in Minnesota. Stroke is one of the leading causes of long-term disability. On average a stroke occur every 45 seconds. Americans paid over $57 billion in 2005 for stroke-related medical costs and disability. We encourage you to join us in our fight against heart disease & stroke.

Cost? Corporate sponsorships are available. To reserve your space, call 952-278-7924.