A Message from Bill and Kim Allen
Many things are coming, to which we can all look forward: an evening filled with excitement, hearts filled with the joy of giving and minds excited with promise.
We are proud to chair this year's Wilmington Heart Ball for all the reasons above. Yet, one stands out --- creating new possibilities. This is only one small way that we can help our loved ones, friends and neighbors who have been touched by heart disease and stroke.
The night will fulfill the vow of enthusiasm, learning and building an even stronger foundation for the positive change needed in preventing and treating heart disease and stroke. The morning after will be the time to begin fulfilling the promise to create those new possibilities. We look forward to sharing the evening and to sharing the work needed to affect the changes that are so very necessary.
Like so many across the country, our own lives have been touched and forever altered by the effects of heart disease. And like all of you, we want to make the elation of this evening turn into the passion to change lives — and lifetimes — through our collective effort to combat the devastation heart disease brings to individuals and communities.
The two of us are excited by the potential, excited by the opportunities and dedicated to making the modifications in heart health that will benefit our communities and our country. Together with you, we can be the change we need to be.
Join us. Celebrate with us. Learn with us. Take the eagerness, the knowledge and the desire for expanding possibilities to those within your reach.
Bill & Kim Allen
American Heart Association
Wilmington Heart Ball 2013