First Coast Heart and Stroke Ball

// photos by Denise Williams

The American Heart Association Heart and Stroke Ball took place at Sawgrass Marriott on March 12. The theme was "White Out Heart Disease & Stroke," with the room decorated in whites, silvers and golds with small touches of red in the floral arrangements. Many guests arrived decked out in white and silver. 

The event featured a cocktail hour, dinner, silent and live auctions and dancing. Dinner included bone-in chicken breast and beurre monte Floridian shrimp. 

The evening's honorees were Doug and Laura Baer. Doug is the CEO and President of Brooks Rehabilitation. Both are longtime supporters of the American Heart Association on the First Coast. Doug is Chair of the American Heart Association First Coast Board of Directors and Laura is an active volunteer and supporter. 

Seen: Dr. Gianrico Farrugia of Mayo Clinic, Florida Blue CEO Pat Geraghty, Clarence and Corkie Gooden, Tim and Stephanie Cost, Jim and Helen O’Loughlin.