The Heart Ball raises funds to fight against heart disease
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The annual Heart Ball was held Saturday night at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.
A night to bring awareness and raise money to combat heart disease and stroke. According to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans. 647,00 Americans die from the disease yearly. But heart disease can also lead to other complications such as heart attack and stroke. Which is why sixteen local agencies are sponsoring this year’s Heart Ball.
The ball raises money for the American Heart Association, which is a nonprofit organization that funds medical research focused directly on cardiovascular health, while advocating and teaching people how to live healthy lifestyles. Last year the ball raised over $71,000,000 providing research and programs for people right here in South Dakota.
This year they hope to earn just as much or more, to continue saving lives.