22nd Annual Southern Coast Heart Ball Set for Feb. 2
The annual black-tie gala, chaired by Catherine Donaldson of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty, will celebrate life-saving advances made in the Lowcountry over the last 22 years. Donaldson is chairing in honor of her husband, who served in the U.S. Army Reserves and died of a heart attack in 2016.
“This year’s theme is very special to the Southern Coast community. It represents our heroes in the community, from our veterans and survivors to our caretakers and first responders, and that is the American Heart Association’s mission, to end heart disease and stroke,” Donaldson said.
The Southern Coast Heart Ball will bring together more than 400 guests from the corporate, philanthropic and medical communities to celebrate 2018’s accomplishments while raising funds to further the AHA’s mission.
Guests will enjoy an evening of dining, dancing and live entertainment as well as live and silent auctions.
The event will celebrate the heart association’s mission, supporters and volunteers while honoring lives saved or improved because of the work of the AHA and the generosity of the Lowcountry and Savannah communities. In addition, guests will hear the story of Lilly Cochran, who was born with several congenital heart defects. The event also will honor her father, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, who had heart disease.
Thanks to the generosity of local institutions and businesses such as Legacy Sponsor Audi Hilton Head and Signature Sponsor Hilton Head Regional Healthcare, the Heart Ball is able to fund cardiovascular research, professional and public education, school site programs and advocacy efforts throughout the year.
Despite advancements in the fight against heart disease and stroke, heart disease remains the number one cause of death among U.S. citizens. In South Carolina, strokes are the fifth-leading cause of death. Nationally, nearly 2,200 people die each day from cardiovascular disease, an average of one death every 39 seconds.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or join us, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or any of our offices around the country, or visit heart.org.
ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotive owns and operates 20 automotive dealerships representing 14 brands in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, employing more than 700 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at Peacock Auto Mall on U.S. 278, five miles east of I-95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. The dealerships at the Auto Mall include Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, Peacock Subaru, Porsche of Hilton Head, Audi Hilton Head, Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head, Genesis of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Volkswagen and Peacock Used Cars & Trucks. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Brunswick, Genesis of Brunswick and Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Brunswick in Brunswick, Ga., and Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Genesis of Savannah and Savannah Volkswagen in Savannah, Ga. Other holdings include Jaguar Columbia, Land Rover Columbia, Peacock Hyundai Columbia and Hyundai Genesis of Columbia. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in the Orlando area of Florida. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and the Wellness Institute in Bluffton, S.C., and Peacock Insurance in Savannah. Peacock Automotive was awarded Business of the Year in 2017 from the Greater Bluffton, South Carolina, Chamber of Commerce. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/