American Heart Association’s 52nd Annual American Heart Association Long Island Heart Ball May 8th

The American Heart Association’s Long Island Annual Heart Ball will be celebrating its 52nd year on Friday, May 8, 2015 at a new venue: the Museum of American Armor – Old Bethpage Restoration Village. The Long Island Heart Ball is an annual social event held to celebrate outstanding accomplishments of individuals and companies in the area of cardiovascular science and leadership in wellness.

This year’s event will be chaired by Allan H. Cohen, Esq., Managing Partner, Long Island, Nixon Peabody LLP. The 52nd Annual Heart Ball will honor Scott L. Schubach, MD, FACC, Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery, Winthrop-University Hospital. Dr. Schubach will receive the 2015 Cardiovascular Science Award. Joseph R. Ficalora, President & Chief Executive Officer, New York Community Bancorp, Inc. will receive the 2015 Corporate Leadership Award.  Clay Darrohn, Chief Executive Officer, Fishbat will receive the #HeartBall #Honoree award.

The American Heart Association promises that we will have an extraordinary impact on your life by empowering you and your loved ones to save lives, live healthier and enjoy more peace of mind about cardiovascular disease. Our goal by 2020 is to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20%, while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20%. Why? Life is Why!

The Heart Ball is expected to have more than 500 attendees from the Long Island medical and corporate community.  The evening will include dinner, dancing and a silent auction offering an exciting assortment of generously donated items. This year’s Heart Ball Sponsors include; New York Community Bank Foundation, Richmond County Savings Foundation, Scott L Schubach, MD, Winthrop-University Hospital, Castagna Realty, Goldman Sachs, Nixon Peabody and Astoria Bank.

Leviton Manufacturing Company, St. Francis Hospital, Heart Ball media sponsors include; WBAB-FM 102.3 and WBLI-FM 106.1.

Tickets are $500. Young Professionals: $275.  Cocktail Hour starts at 7:00 p.m. followed by the program, dinner and dancing at 8:00 pm.  This year’s music will be provided by Times Square Orchestra. “Dress Like Your Favorite Celebrity” is the theme of the After Party priced for Young Professionals. For more information, tickets or for sponsorship opportunities, visit or call 516-450-9129.

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