EVENT: 2016 Black Tie & Boots Gala Galveston Texas American Heart Assoc.

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 SponsorsAMOCO 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 SponsorKemper Capital Mgmt, Inc. ; Biosense Webster

Pair of Aces Sponsors – Advantage Medical Resources; Steven & Shiloe Burzinski; Galveston College; Thomas D. Kimbrough

Media PartnersBay 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 EmceeJonathan Martinez; KPRC 2 News Anchor & Reporter

AuctioneerSean O’ Donohue

PhotographySandy Adams Photography

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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.

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