CHICAGO, October 25, 2022 -- The American Heart Association will celebrate the 41st annual Chicago Heart Ball at Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom on Saturday, April 29, 2023. The Heart Ball – attended by more than 800 people representing Chicago’s business, medical and philanthropic communities – is an annual gala benefiting the AHA’s life-saving mission. The event celebrates the organization’s efforts to build a foundation of health in the Chicagoland community.

The chair of this year’s event is Stephen Harris, who is president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. As president, Mr. Harris leads the state’s largest health insurer, which serves nearly nine million members.

“At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, we know healthy lifestyles lead to better health outcomes,” Harris said. “Our community is celebrating the work of the American Heart Association to fight heart disease and stroke and lead the way toward a healthier future for everyone.”

About the Chicago Heart Ball
The 41st annual Chicago Heart Ball on Saturday, April 29, 2023 will include a social networking hour and dinner program, concluding with a spectacular live auction. After the program, guests are invited to continue the celebration at Navy Pier’s Lakeview Terrace, featuring live music and dancing.


About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.  

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