Southern Coast Heart Ball Raises $260K for the American Heart Association

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The American Heart Association-Southern Coast has raised $260,000 to benefit the organization's mission to fight and prevent heart disease and stroke in the Savannah and Hilton Head Island areas.  The funds were raised at the organization's 21st Annual Heart Ball of the Southern Coast attended by more than 500 people on Feb. 3, 2018, at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa. Audi Hilton Head was the Legacy Sponsor of the event. "If you don't think this disease can touch everyone, believe me, it can," said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive, whose son, Landon Peacock, had a heart incident when he was 21 years old. "My family and I personally know the importance of supporting the mission of this organization." Landon Peacock also served as the 2018 Open Your Heart chair to bring community and philanthropic leaders together to celebrate the mission of the local group. The evening of dining, dancing, live entertainment and fundraising auctions was supported by Hilton Head Regional Healthcare and was emceed by Dr. Terri Hubbard and Dr. Atul Gupta. The event also recognized Maggie Maine, the 2018 Open Your Heart Honoree who was born with a congenital heart defect. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States while stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Nearly 2,200 Americans die of heart disease each day. The American Heart Association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization. To learn more about the American Heart Association Southern Coast or Southern Coast Heart Ball, please call (843) 540-6338 or visit 
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