Get Ready To Rock on Thursday, April 26th

The American Heart Association’s Long Island Annual Heart & Stroke Ball will be celebrating its 55th year on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Garden City Hotel with a Rock n Roll theme. The Long Island Heart & Stroke 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 co-chaired by Todd Fabricant, CEO, Todd Mitchell Associates and Renee Pope, Executive Director, KPMG, LLP. The 55th Annual Heart Ball will honor Kimon Bekelis, MD, Catholic Health Services of Long Island who will receive the Neurological Science Honoree Stroke & Brain Aneurysm Award and Jorge L. Gardyn, MD, F.A.C.P, Island Occupational Medical Resources P.C. who will receive the Cardiovascular Science Honoree Heart Disease Intervention in Fire Services Award. This year’s event emcee will be WBAB Afternoon Drive host Fingers.

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 & Stroke 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 & Stroke Ball Sponsors include: The Jade Foundation, Castagna Realty-Americana Manhasset, Leviton, KPMG, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Catholic Health Services, Berdon LLP, AVZ, Cardiovascular Medical Associates, Carter, DeLuca Farrell &, Schmidt, LLP, Sterling National Bank, Long Island Neurological & Pain Specialists, Nassau Community College, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., Todd Mitchell Associates, WBAB-FM 102.3 and WBLI-FM 106.1 & Anton Media Group

Tickets are $600. Cocktail Hour starts at 6:00 p.m. followed by the program, dinner and dancing at 7:00 pm. This year’s music will be provided by Dane Wright Band. For more information, tickets or for sponsorship opportunities, visit longislandheartball.heart.org or call 516-962-0802.

Pictured (L-R) Heart Ball Co-Chair, Renee Pope; Honoree, Dr. Kimon Bekelis and Heart Ball Co-Chair, Todd Fabricant.