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The 2015 Heart Ball committee held its mid-year meeting April 29 at the Arizona Biltmore.
An annual Heart Ball tradition, the meeting honored Patricia Goldman, a past Heart Ball chairman,
for her dedication to philanthropy and the American Heart Association.
Since 1959, the Phoenix Heart Ball and its donors have raised more than $30 million to fight heart disease and works throughout the year to raise funds for prevention, education and research programs that promote heart health. In particular, Kimberly Afkhami, 2015 Heart Ball chairman, pointed to the impact of the Halle Heart Children’s Museum in the Valley as a “key resource for nutrition education for children.”
“The Halle Heart Children’s Museum is one of our most important community initiatives as it is the only hands-on educational museum of its kind anywhere in the United States,” Afkhami said.
The lively morning included a presentation on the Museum emceed by Carey Pena and 8-year-old Alex Geyser, who shared what he has learned about healthy heart habits after visiting the museum with his school.
The 130 women enjoyed brunch prepared by the Biltmore’s Chef Gordon Maybury as well as an informal fashion show by Neiman Marcus featuring gowns by Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa, Zac Posen and others.