Landon Peacock Named Open Your Heart Chair of the Southern Coast Heart Ball

By October 10, 2017Local NewsWIRE

Landon Peacock Named Open Your Heart Chair of the Southern Coast Heart Ball
The American Heart Association Celebrates 21st Annual Heart Ball

(JASPER CO.) The American Heart Association is proud to announce Landon Peacock will be the Open Your Heart Chair of the 21st annual Heart Ball of the Southern Coast. The Heart Ball is to be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa.

In his role as Chair, Landon will work diligently to raise funds to fight cardiovascular disease and stroke in our community. This cause is very special to Landon because he experienced a traumatic cardiac event less than a decade ago. Seven years ago on Christmas morning, he was rushed to the hospital where a physician diagnosed him with a 90 percent blockage in his LAD artery. This blockage was later discovered to be caused by a blood clot that was formed through an autoimmune disease called Anti-Phospholipid Syndrome.

Although Landon has fully recovered, he wants to raise awareness that people in our community are at risk of developing heart issues and need the American Heart Association’s help. “The Open Your Heart campaign brings awareness and raises money for the fight against the nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers — heart disease and stroke. Any donation received will be used for the fight against such diseases. As someone who has experienced heart issues, I know firsthand that the crucial work done by the American Heart Association can have an impact toward saving lives and improving our community’s health. Together, we can help save the lives of many,” said Landon.

To find out how to make an Open Your Heart donation or to purchase tickets for next year’s Heart Ball, please contact Carla Raines at 843-540-6338, or visit our website at southerncoastheartball.heart.org.

About the American Heart Association 
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke –  the two leading causes of death in the world. 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 to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

For Media Inquiries: 
Jennifer Waites: Jennifer.Waites@heart.org, 843. 480.4907
For Public Inquiries: (800) AHA-USA1 (242-8721)
heart.org and strokeassociation.org