Leadership advances heart and stroke research, education - April 12, 2017

Courtesy of nwitimes.com

HOBART — Last month more than 600 guests joined in to celebrate the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association and its mission to build healthier lives free from cardiovascular disease and stroke

The Northwest Indiana community joined together to raise critically needed funding that will grow the future of cardiovascular disease and stroke research and guide the way for advancements in atrial fibrillation and heart failure research. The total funding raised at the 15th annual Heart of Gold Gala will reach over half a million dollars this year.

The event was led by executive chairman Kirk Cordill, dealer principal at BMW of Schererville, who supports the American Heart Association’s efforts to enhance and empower the lives in Northwest Indiana.

“We’re so fortunate to have so many amazing companies come forward this year with their support of the gala,” Cordill said. “As leaders of our community, along with this opportunity to lead comes the responsibility to give. Everyone who attended has helped to move the lifesaving mission of the American Heart Association forward.”

“The impact of heart disease and stroke is more than anyone can bare or anyone can imagine, unless you’ve looked into the eyes of a loved one who has been changed by it,” Cordill stated.

Lead sponsors of this year’s Heart of Gold Gala in Northwest Indiana are BMW of Schererville, Strack & Van Til, Town & Country Market and Ultra Foods, ArcelorMittal, Methodist Hospitals, Franciscan Health, NIPSCO, Centier Bank, Computer Services Inc., and MonoSol. Media partners include, The Times Media Company and Adams Radio Group.