Celebrating its 100th year in 2024, the American Heart Association raised $900,000 at its Feb. 24 Montgomery County Heart Ball, aiding efforts to fight heart disease and strokes, according to a news release from AHA.

The event took place at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. St. Luke’s Health-The Woodlands was the presenting sponsor for the event, and it is also the sponsor for “Live Fierce Montgomery County” on the Gulf Coast, a program inviting health partners and others to engage around heart health, according to a news release.

The theme this year, “From the Tiniest of Hearts to The Most Mature,” provided a framework for storytelling throughout the evening focusing on survivors and their family members’ stories.

What they’re saying

“The AHA in the Gulf Coast wouldn’t be able to make such a difference in our local community without the generous support of this year’s Heart Ball attendees and those who donated on Saturday evening,” said Kellie Armstrong, executive director of the AHA Gulf Coast region, in the release. “Our organization is also so grateful for our corporate event sponsors, including our Second Century Donors who have pledged to give to the American Heart Association in honor of its second 100 years.”

What happens next

The fundraiser supports the AHA’s 2024 Health Equity Impact Goal, according to the news release. This has the aim of reducing barriers to equitable health care.

For more information about the AHA, visit www.heart.org.