More than 300 people attended in their gowns and suits to the inaugural Los Angeles Heart and Stroke Ball on May 17, 2014 at the Disney Concert Hall in support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) mission of building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. The event, co-chaired by Dr. Ravi Dave, director of UCLA Santa Monica Cardiology and Imaging, and his wife, Hemali Dave, president of My Event Films, beat its goal and raised more than $375,000.
The Heart and Stroke Ball inspires support of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s work to create a better future for children, families and communities. It is a major fund-raising event benefiting research, public education and community programs of the AHA/ASA in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Heart and Stroke Ball is supported by Gold sponsors UCLA Health, Toyota and Valley Crest Landscape Companies; Silver sponsors Navigant, Union Pacific and Wells Fargo; and Bronze sponsors Bailey 44, Oakwood Worldwide, Lexus of Glendale, Toyota of Downtown LA, and City National Bank.
A Special Thanks to our Executive Leadership Team who helped to lead the way.
Ravi Dave, MD Medical Professor, Director of Interventional Cardiology, UCLA
Director, Santa Monica and Northwest Cardiology
Hemali Dave President, My Event Films
Leticia Aguilar Executive Vice President, Union Bank
FACE OF HEART
Jesse Sapolu 4-Time Super Bowl Champion (XIX, XXIII, XXIV, XXIX), San Francisco 49ers
Denis J. Brumm CEO & President, Brumm & Associates, Inc.
Ruthy Emsallem-Grode CEO, Bailey 44
Paul J. Grodan, MD Cardiologist, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, Assistant Professor, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine
Angelique Kaounis Attorney, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLC
Colin Megaro CEO, Colin Megaro, LLC
Raizy Rubinstein Founder & Creative Director, Ruby Image Group
Lisa Sapolu Senior Loan Officer, Banc Home Loans
Richard Sperber Chairman, ValleyCrest Landscape Companies
Lupe Valdez Director, Public Affairs, Union Pacific Railroad
Rich Valenstein VP, Finance, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
Ric Villarreal President, Oakwood Worldwide
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