Heart Ball Gets Pumped Up

"Heart Heroes" -- Retired Rear Adm. Jamie Barnett and Amy Dawson Taggart, director of Mission: Readiness, a non-profit fighting childhood obesity.
Robert Devaney
"Heart Heroes" -- Retired Rear Adm. Jamie Barnett and Amy Dawson Taggart, director of Mission: Readiness, a non-profit fighting childhood obesity.

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.

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Feb 28, 2013 at 6:40 PM Meredith Flynn

Very informative article! Love this author would like to see more of her.

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Mar 5, 2013 at 9:41 AM Evan Weiss

Couldn't agree more with Meredith! Keep up the great work!

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