Heart Ball Gets Pumped Up
The 15th annual Greater Washington Heart Ball filled the National Building Museum Feb. 23 with the region’s most prominent physicians, corporate, health care and community leaders -- along with music of the Persuasions and a live performance of Christopher Janney’s “HeartBeat” as well as a younger “Heart After Dark” party. Also honored was the U.S. military through the “Heart Heroes” program. Ball chair was Matt Voorhees, CEO and co-founder of Anybill. One item in the lively live auction included a 1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur, valued at $30,000. Proceeds benefitted the American Heart Association. Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of people in the United States; it kills more people annually than the next five causes of death combined.