This past month the American Heart Association – Bay Area Houston Galveston celebrated the 20th anniversary of their annual fundraiser in Galveston, the Black Tie & Boots Gala. This yearly gala celebrates the outstanding medical research that is funded annually by AHA and the wonderful individuals who work tirelessly to educate, lobby and spread the word about heart disease. This year’s event was held again at the beautiful Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center on Sat, Sept 17.
Locally Presented by UTMB Health
Gold Lasso Sponsor – John P. McGovern Foundation
Silver Spur Sponsors – Dr. Abe DeAnda; Annette Macias-Hoag & Daniel Hoag; BARD; Biotronik; Boston Scientific Corp; Drs. George & Nikoletta Carayannopoulos; Dr. Leon Bromberg Charitable Trust Fund; Medtronic Inc.;
Bronze Buckle Sponsors – AMOCO Federal Credit Union; Centerpointe Energy; Karen Flowers & Ted Shook and VJ Tramonte; Seal & Ross Grief; Dr. Robert & Jill Kaale; Navigant; Phillips Healthcare; Dr. Selwyn Rogers, Jr.; Drs. Colleen & Michael Silva; St. Jude Medical; Dr. Barbara Thompson; Christine & David Wade
Four of a Kind Sponsor – Kemper Capital Mgmt, Inc. ; Biosense Webster
Pair of Aces Sponsors – Advantage Medical Resources; Steven & Shiloe Burzinski; Galveston College; Thomas D. Kimbrough
Media Partners – Bay Area Citizen; Bay Area Magazine
Event Chair – Annette Macias-Hoag, RN; Assoc VP Health Systems Operations UTMB
Co-Chair – Christine Wade, RN, MSN; CEN, ED Nursing Dir. Emergency Dept. UTMB
2016 Gala Survivor Speaker – Debbie Robinson, ER Tech UTMB
Stroke Survivor Speaker – Aaron May
Event Emcee – Jonathan Martinez; KPRC 2 News Anchor & Reporter
Auctioneer – Sean O’ Donohue
Photography – Sandy Adams Photography
To see all the photos from the Gala click on image below. Go to www.heart.org to find more information about heart disease and stroke.