American Heart Association announces PULSE at kickoff reception

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It was a fun night at Vibe Ultra Lounge to kick off the new division for the American Heart Association.  It’s called PULSE and this group of young professionals is the next generation of community leaders coming together to fight heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 3 health threats, respectively, of American men and women.  Guests had their chance to get professional pictures taken as they walked the red carpet into Vibe Ultra Lounge.  They enjoyed custom made PULSE-tinis in honor of the event and music was playing, adding to the mood of the evening.  There was a raffle where a guest won free tickets to PULSE members’ first event, coming up at the end of the month.

If you’re interested in being a part of PULSE, join the American Heart Association on March 31, 2011 at SHO Nightclub from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at 15 W Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.  The cost of your ticket goes to the American Heart Association.  Please call 954.492.6912 for more information.

This young group of professionals is leading the charge in raising funds for both adults and children through The Open Your Heart campaign which is a component of The Heart Ball-Heart Society.  The Open Your Heart campaign is the spotlight of the 2011 Heart Ball.  Its focus is on the health of all Americans with a particular emphasis on educating about the prevalence of heart disease in children and the very serious issue of childhood obesity and what we, as a community, can do to reverse this growing trend.  Studies show that due to inactivity and obesity related illnesses, this could be the first generation of American children to live shorter lives than their parents.

ONE BEAT CPR is a Signature Sponsor of PULSE.  ONE BEAT CPR offers an innovative way of teaching CPR and the American Heart Association is grateful for the company’s gracious support.

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The Broward Heart Ball is Black-Tie Gala that raises funds to support its focus campaign aimed at improving the heart health and heart care of children and their families.

Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. These diseases, America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, and all other cardiovascular diseases claim nearly 870,000 lives a year. In fiscal year 2007-2008, the association invested nearly $560 million in research, professional and public education, and advocacy and community service programs to help all Americans live longer, healthier lives. To learn more, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit

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