Hundreds of guests were seeing “Red” a few weeks ago as an elite group of Broward County’s young professionals gathered at the American Heart Association’s Broward PULSE “Moulin Rouge Party” at the Jet Runway Café and Hanger 9. My bestie, Sara Shake of Exposed PR, was one of the Co-Chairs of the event (Check her out in the black jumpsuit). What a FAB time! I thoroughly enjoyed an evening of mixing and mingling on the airport hanger, sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and specialty beverages, and live entertainment.
One of the committee’s Executive Team Members and owner of the Jet Runway Café, Mike Linder, presented the American Heart Association with a $15,000 donation. Mike was only 22 years old when he suffered a stroke while working at a restaurant in Tallahassee 12 years ago. It took Mike six months to fully recover from his stroke, and now he is giving back to the organization that helps fund the most stroke research, second only to the government – The American Stroke Association. Broward’s PULSE was formed just three years ago as a new initiative aimed at getting young professionals in Broward County community involved with the chil. The committee has grown and now has 29 members.
PULSE emphasizes the importance of children’s heart health and focuses a large part of the campaign on the obesity epidemic facing America and what parents can do to ensure their children lead longer, stronger lives. Supporters also lead the way in raising funds for the Open Your Heart component of the Broward Heart Ball, a black-tie affair to take place on Saturday, April 20 at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale.
Broward PULSE will be hosting their signature “Red Party” event in February. More details to come. For further information about PULSE as well as the Broward Heart Ball, call 954-492-6909 or visit www.heart.org/browardheartball.