May 26, 2012 | by

Heart of Gold Ball

Heart Ball LogoThe Heart of Gold Ball raises funds that support the American Heart Association’s mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Monies raised at the gala fund research, educational programs and community outreach efforts. The event honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of cardiovascular disease prevention and have enhanced the welfare of the region. The community honoree for the Greater Bay Area this year is PulsePoint Foundation President, and San Ramon Valley Fire Chief, Richard Price.

The Heart of Gold Ball will be held on Saturday June 2, 2012, at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, and will kick-off National CPR and AED Awareness Week for the American Heart Association.

The United States Congress designated the first week of June each year as “National Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Week” with the goal of encouraging states, cities and towns to institute programs such as PulsePoint, to reduce death and disability from sudden cardiac arrest through increased citizen engagement.