What better way to raise awareness of a healthy lifestyle then through encouraging people to have a good time?- says Frankie Verdugo
Laguna Beach, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2012
Through many events this year Guard a Heart has raised awareness for heart disease and empowered individuals to consult their physician and learn more about their heart risk. With knowledge comes power to make critical lifestyle modifications that inspire life. Frankie Verdugo, President of the HOME Foundation says, "The Black and White Ball was a great event and brought a lot of people together to raise awareness for the prevention of heart disease and have fun while doing it.”
This exclusive event, Film Noir, was celebrated as "The Golden Age of Hollywood Glam", a unique Black & White ball, guests wore either black, white or a combination of black and white. Founders Rose Hancock and Estrella Harrington graced the red carpet in black ball gowns. "A lot of people are afraid to know the risks but we want to create awareness. It's not a death sentence; 80 percent of heart disease is preventable," Harrington said. There were at least two doctors in the house, Estrella's husband Douglas S. Harrington, CEO of the group, and Bahar Sederati, its scientific spokesperson.
This formal gala was packed full of exciting entertainment-- with a live BIG band, Vegas showgirls, casino-style gaming tables (poker, black jack, craps and roulette), Cirque du Soleil-style performers and special look-a-like appearances by Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth and the ever so elegant Audrey Hepburn. The event also had raffle prizes, highest-chips prizes, an amazing silent auction, and a winning prize of a walk-on role in a major motion picture by the producer of "Casino". There was also a modern yet edgy fashion show by local designer Katharine Story.
About Guard A Heart
Guard A Heart is a non-profit foundation dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease prevention by spreading the word to guard your heart and save your life. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. If individuals know their risk and take the necessary steps, the good news is that most cardiovascular disease is preventable. Guard a Heart Foundation provides financial assistance for individuals who are unable to pay for cardiac risk assessments.
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About The H.O.M.E. Foundation:
The Helping Others Means Everything, or The H.O.M.E. Foundation, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping our Family of Charities. Frankie Verdugo, President of The HOME Foundation, wants to help as many worthy charities as possible as they struggle during these tough economic times. Frankie Verdugo helps raise funds through luxury dream home raffles, home giveaways, prizes, and high profile celebrity events in Hollywood... "Our mission is to help charities reach their fundraising goals and to bring awareness to their praiseworthy causes."