2014 Northwest Indiana Heart Gala

  • Updated:May 22,2013


Radisson Hotel Celebrity Ballroom
800 East 81st Avenue
Merrillville, Indiana, 46410
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Starts:Sat, 17 May 2014 6:00:00 PM
Ends:Sat, 17 May 2014 10:00:00 PM
Registration Fee:Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Thanks to everyone who helped make the 2013 Northwest Indiana Heart Gala a great success! 

The Sun Times Foundation and the Chicago Community Trust have matched donations to the American Heart Association through the 2013 Heart of Gold Gala for up to a total $10,000!

View photos of the 2013 Gala.

The American Heart Association's 2014 Northwest Indiana Heart Gala will be held Saturday, May 17th at the Radisson Hotel. We will be celebrating: our work and mission; our donors and volunteers; and — most importantly — the lives saved and improved because of everyone’s effort.  More details will be available soon.

The Heart Ball raised over $300,000 to fund pediatric cardiovascular research, increase awareness for childhood obesity, and support education and advocacy efforts.    In the past five years, 2008-2012, the American Heart Association has funded 77 studies at six Indiana institutions at a cost over $8.7 million. We are working every day to make northwest Indiana a healthy community, improve your family's health, ensure quality health care, deliver emotional support to patients and find ways to end heart disease and stroke.

We greatly appreciate all of the support that we have received throughout the years for auction donations and sponsorship of this celebration event. 

For more information contact:
Diane Kemp
(219) 996-4958
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Learn more About our Research at the American Heart Association

1940- Present

Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, 1937 Nobel Prize recipient in Physiology or Medicine, receives the first AHA-supported research grant. The $25,000 grant covers equipment and staff salaries. Szent-Gyorgyi receives a second grant (for $10,000) in 1949. Both grants are awarded to enable him to do fundamental studies on muscle energetics.

With national AHA support, Dr. Alfred Farah examines the influence of sulfahydryl compounds as diuretics. The next year, Dr. William Schwartz, also receiving national funding, finds sulfanilamide can act as a diuretic. Diuretics help treat congestive heart failure and high blood pressure.