59th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball

Elegant racing-red affair welcomes sold-out crowd of 750 guests

The 750 guests at the 59th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball enjoyed the evening of Nov. 17 at the Phoenician surrounded by elegant décor created by Avant-Garde, William and Company Floral Design Studio. Towering bouquets of racing red roses with accents of black and chrome complemented this year’s “Driven Hearts” theme. The annual black-tie affair benefits the research and education programs of the American Heart Association.

West Coast Music’s Impulse, accompanied by the Contemporary Rainbow Room Dance Orchestra provided the evening’s entertainment, bringing guests to the dance floor throughout the evening.

Carolyn Jackson chaired the event, with Nan and C.A. Howlett as honorary chairs. Beth McRae was this year’s Sweetheart. Sylvia Shoen and Dr. Ingrid Haas, along with chair-elect Kristine Thompson, comprised the executive committee.

Since its inception, the Phoenix Heart Ball has raised more than $35 million to fight heart disease and stroke.

PHOTOS BY TIM HELT AND SCOTT FOUST, COURTESY PHOENIX HEART BALL

Beth McRae, Dr. Ingrid Haas, Carolyn Jackson, Kristine Thompson and Sylvia Shoen PHOTO BY SCOTT FOUST

Andrea Stewart-Pritchett and Jason Pritchett; Richard J Stephenson and Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson PHOTOS BY SCOTT FOUST

Ballroom decor PHOTO BY TIM HELT

Governor Doug Ducey, Craig and Carolyn Jackson, and Senator Jon Kyl PHOTO BY TIM HELT

Christian and Tracy Serena PHOTO BY TIM HELT

Dr. Robert McCulloch and Camerone Parker McCulloch; Paula and William Wichterman PHOTOS BY TIM HELT

Oscar De las salas and Carol Clemmensen; Carolyn Jackson with American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown and her husband PHOTO BY TIM HELT

Nancy Hanley and Ron Erickson; Carolyn and Rick Ross PHOTOS BY SCOTT FOUST

Craig and Carolyn Jackson with Nan and C.A. Howlett PHOTO BY SCOTT FOUST

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