57th Annual Heart Ball a Pretty-in-Pink Affair

Sold-out black-tie affair raises funds for research and education programs of American Heart Association.

The 57th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball was awash in pink Saturday evening, Nov. 19 at The Phoenician. Chair Jennifer Carmer chose “Hearts in Rhythm” as her theme and pink, accented with animal print and a touch of shimmer, as her color. Women among the guests honored her choices, wearing evening gowns that included a sprinkling of animal print, tones of silver and every shade of pink imaginable.

After a lively cocktail hour, guests moved to the ballroom where the dance floor was filled before, during and after dinner as the band Soul Survivors kept them on their feet. Dennis Thompson of White House Design Studio created the décor, with silvery trees projected onto fuchsia-lighted walls and tables topped with silver cloths and arrangements of pink roses and white hydrangeas.

Marilyn and David Alexander served as honorary chairmen, and Nan Howlett was this year’s Sweetheart. The executive team consisted of Carolyn Jackson and Kristine Thompson, along with Char Hubble, chairman-elect.

The black-tie affair was officially sold-out, with funds raised benefiting research and education programs of the American Heart Association.

PHOTOS BY ASHLEY LOWERY

Jennifer Carmer and Chester Chip Carmer III 2 crop

Jennifer Carmer takes the first dance with her husband, Chip.

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Shane and Kristine Thompson

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Jim Risoleo and Pamela Overton Risoleo with Bill Hubble

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Isabel and Mark Candelaria; Dawn and Casey Cartier

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Soul Survivors band keeps dancers on their feet.

BJ Johnson, Jim Gipson and Gerry Johnson crop

BJ Johnson, Jim Gipson and Gerry Johnson

Carol Hebets, Sara O’Meara, and Yvonne Fedderson 2 crop

Carol Hebets, Yvonne Fedderson and Sara O’Meara

Chairman Jennifer Carmer and Amanda Garmany crop copy

Erin Williams, McKenna Wesley and Susie Wesley; Chairman Jennifer Carmer and Amanda Garmany

Char Hubble and sons Cooper and Trey 2 crop

Char Hubble and sons Cooper and Trey

Cheramie Gosnell, MaryElizabeth Suire, Hollie Bowen, Molly Stockley and Bob Stockley crop

Cheramie Gosnell, Mary Elizabeth Suire, Molly and Bob Stockley, and Hollie Bowen

dance floor 2 crop

A full dance floor

Dennis Ford and Kristin Atwell Ford 2 crop

Dennis Ford and Kristin Atwell Ford

Don and Judi Crawford 2 crop

Judi and Don Crawford

Jacksons crop

Craig and Carolyn Jackson

Jimmy and Nancy Walker and Jon and Laurie Hunter crop

Jimmy and Nancy Walker with Jon and Laurie Hunter

Judy and Warren Levenbaum crop

Judy and Warren Levenbaum

Mary Ragsdale, Jill Knight, Kathy Cover and Angelike Norre (all Isogenics) crop

Mary Ragsdale, Jill Knight, Kathy Cover and Angelike Norre

Melani and Rob Walton crop copy

Shannon Barthelemy, Tracey Lytle and Cassandra Ravenhill; Melani and Rob Walton

Michael and Michelle Caskey crop

Michael and Michelle Caskey

Paul and Veronica Penzone crop copy

Kelly and Aaron Grose; Paul and Veronica Penzone

Randy Blazic , Nicole Reddin and Sharron Blazic crop

Randy Blazic, Nicole Reddin and Sharron Blazic

Rod Riley and Jill Krigsten crop copy

Brenda and Jim Howard; Rodney Riley and Jill Krigsten

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Antonio Kenon, Alesha Corey and Sen. Jon Kyl

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Amanda and Dana Garmany

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Kimberley and Rod Cullum

Sam and Cheryl Nocifera with Chair Jennifer Carmer crop

Cheryl Nocifera, Jennifer Carmer and Sam Nocifera

Steven and Fanny Zylstra, Michelle and Quinn Williams, Cayci Oliver and Kelly Grose crop

Steven and Fanny Zylstra, Michelle and Quinn Williams, Cayci Oliver and Kelly Grose

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