First Coast American Heart Association
April 29, 2021
Headlined by Lady A, the multi-Platinum, Grammy Award-winning country music artist, the First Coast American Heart Association’s 2021 Heart Ball raised over $1.6 million. More than 400 people attended this year’s digital experience on April 14th, which was emceed by J.P. Shadrick, radio and TV host for the Jaguars, and chaired by Michele and Chuck Divita, Executive Vice President Commercial Markets at GuideWell and Florida Blue.
The evening also featured the compelling story of a local Jacksonville man who suffered sudden cardiac arrest in his home and survived due to his wife’s immediate CPR response prior to the arrival of paramedics. Funds from the event support life-saving research, education and raising awareness for cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
“Our team was so thrilled by the remarkable attendance for this year’s digital experience,” said Amber Wilson, executive director of the First Coast American Heart Association. “Every year we are honored and amazed by the tremendous support we receive within our community at Heart Ball. This year was no different and we look forward to returning to the ballroom in 2022.”