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