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Becky says: Heart Ball 2014 record breaking success!

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The 2014 Roanoke Heart Ball is in the books ... and it proved to be a record breaking year!

Here are some pretty spectacular facts about this 29th annual Heart Ball ...
*Surpassed total financial goal - $185,000
*Largest number of attendees in event history - 517 guests
*Raise the paddle donation total highest in event history - $45,000  
*Live Auction total most in event history - $35,000

This event is blessed by a beyond generous community who truly cares about the people around them, and genuinely want to put an end to heart disease and stroke.  Those people are not only the long list of sponsors, but also individuals on the Heart Ball committee who gave countless hours to pull off such a wonderful night.

This year, Dr. Tim and Mandy Ball co-chaired the event with Mr. Mark and Joanna Hudzik.   They, along with the leadership of Nicole Nelson, who is on staff with the American Heart Association here in Roanoke,  pulled off a night I will not soon forget.

The event's signature sponsor was Carilion Clinic, and Fox 21/27 was one of the media sponsors.  Accordingly, I was lucky enough to take part in the event planning, and emcee, once the night arrived.

Next year, Mark Hudzik says, plans are already underway as he and his wife will co-chair the event with Dr. Chip and Lynne Baker.  They have quite the party to throw next year ... And I've been told plans are already underway for the Heart Ball's 30th birthday!

Thank you sponsors and committee members!

Signature Sponsor:
Carilion Clinic

Guardian of Heart/Auction Sponsor:
Haywood's Jewelers Westlake

Benefactor of Heart:
Davenport & Company
Ferrum College
Magic City Ford
Mitchell's Building Company
LewisGale Regional Health System

Dinner Sponsors:
Jefferson Surgical
MemberOne Federal Credit Union

Heart Hero:
Blue Ridge Dental
Solstas Lab Partners
Carilion Family Connections
Friendship Health and Rehab
Spillman, Thomas & Battle

Patron Sponsors:
Corrugated Containers
Duncan Acura
National Financial Services
Steel Dynamics

Photography provided by:
Jeff Hoffman Photography

Media ...
Fox 21/27
City Magazine


2014 Co-Chairmen:
Mr. Mark Hudzik, CSO
Mrs. Joanna Hudzik
Dr. & Mrs. Timothy & Mandy Ball

2014 Auction chair:
Mrs. Joanna Hudzik

2014 Committee:
Lynn Pearo Baker
Lori Brown
Brooke Carnevali
Amanda Chandler
Michelle Clements
Ed Cord
Becky Freemal
Les Keng
Cyndi Maiola
Tim Malone
Smarnunt Malone
Michelle Musser
Amanda Patterson
Kevin Walsh