Wednesday, March 21, 2012
By Alexson Calahan
March 21, 2012
The American Heart Association and Mercy Hospital Iowa City and the University of Iowa Heart & Vascular Center bring you the 2012 Heart of Gold Gala on Friday, March 30. This annual gala is designed to raise money to benefit cardiovascular education and research – including more than 30 projects currently being funded at the University of Iowa.
This year, our special guest will be Dallas Clark, former Iowa Hawkeye football player and former Indianapolis Colt, who will be honored as a Hawkeye Heart Hero – a new award for volunteerism. He will be honored for his work furthering the American Heart Association’s mission. In honor of his mother, who passed away from a heart attack when he was just 18 years old, Dallas has served as a national spokesperson for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement.
Guests can enjoy a wine reception, craft beer sampling, heart-healthy hors d’oeuvers, music. and a live and silent auction. Proceeds from the auction will benefit heart education and research. Last year, the Heart of Gold Gala raised $80,000.