Monday, February 10, 2014

The Count down is on to the 50th Annual Heart Ball….:

Celebrating he Golden Anniversary of a vision……Championing the Cause of Children

The countdown is on to one the year’s best events and a grand celebration…… The 50th Annual Heart Ball, in aid of The Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation.

Under the theme “Celebrating the Golden Anniversary of a vision….Championing the Cause of Children”, the Heart Ball Committee will host the 50th Annual Heart Ball, Saturday, February 15, at Melia Nassau Beach. This event promises to be an evening of fine foods, elegance, laughter, dancing, prizes, and surprises, like never before. There will be a special performance by Grammy Award Winner, Rik Carey of Bahamamen. Additionally, there will be live performances by The S-G Band (Soulful Groovers), The Royal Bahamas Police Force Pop Band and The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band.  To ensure that guests truly enjoy the evening, DJ- Gary Super Johnson will provide music throughout the night.

One of the highlights of the evening is the presentation of The Lady Sassoon Golden Heart Award. The winner of this award is kept a secret and only revealed on the night of The Annual Heart Ball. This person is selected from a worthy pool of persons. He or she is someone who would have given selflessly to improve the lives of others.

There will be lots of prizes up for grabs. There will be table prizes, raffle prizes, auction items and surprises. There will be over 3 sets of table prizes including: a surprise gift, a choice of beer from The Bahamian Brewery (Sands Beer, Sands Light and High Rock), teas from Twining Teas and a gift from Floral Arts.

Additionally, there will be two raffles that evening.  There will be a signature raffle for the 50th Heart Ball with a special time piece from Cartier. Only 100 tickets will be sold.

In terms of the special room raffle, the grand prize is a roundtrip ticket for two to London on Virgin Atlantic. Other prizes up for grabs include: travel for two to the Cayman Island on British Airways along with accommodations at the Westin, travel for two to Florida on Bahamasair, travel for two to Exuma on Sky Bahamas coupled with a stay at Sandals Emerald Bay and many more travel excursions. Additionally, there are gifts for the tech savvy such as an HDR DVD recorder from Cable Bahamas and a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from BTC.

Auction items include artwork by: the late Chan Pratt, Troy Nixon, Antonius Roberts, Clifford Fernander, Nettica Symonette, Shakila Stubbs, and many more well known artists. There are also straw bags by local artisan and a luggage set from The Luggage Store.  Lastly, but not least, there will be an assortment of fine jewelry including: a LuiCairi men’s watch, a woman’s watch by Philip Stern,  a Woman’s Topaz necklace set from Venetian Jeweler’s,  an oyster pearl necklace by A Divine Design, and  many more beautiful pieces.

Tickets for regular seating are $250 per person. Platinum seating and other accommodations are also available.

The Annual Heart Ball is the major fundraiser to aid The Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation. The proceeds of this event help the Heart Foundation to repair the hearts of children who cannot ordinarily afford heart care. Heart care is not cheap. One surgery, unless negotiated can cost over $100,000. Member of the public can also help the Foundation by:  making donations to The Heart Foundation, supporting sponsored events, purchasing “Go Red” pins that were donated by Bahamas Health and joining The Bahamas Heart Association.

In the words of the Heart Ball Committee’s Public Relations Officer, Ingrid Sears,

“The Heart Ball is truly grateful to all who have helped to make this year’s event a great success. Without our sponsors, our donors and the support of the public, we would not be able to assist The Heart Foundation. We would not be able to save children’s live. The ability to save one life is a step to save our future. Thank you. The 2013/2014 Heart Ball Committee is grateful that we are able to continue a work that started with a vision to save lives. We encourage the public to continue to help us as we move forward.”

The 50th Annual Heart Ball is proudly sponsored by: Cable Bahamas, John Bull , Virgin Atlantic, Burns House, The Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas, Bahamasair, Scotiabank, Pictet Bank, Royal Bank, G & M Appliances, Floral Arts, The Salus Project, Barefoot Marketing, Going Places Travel, The Tribune, The Nassau Guardian, The Bahamas,, More 94 FM, Love 97, Island FM, JCN Network, and Star 106.5 FM.

To purchase tickets to attend the 50th Annual Heart ball or for more information, please call 327-0806.