2017-2018 Northwest Arkansas Heart Ball
The American Heart Association Sweethearts are high school sophomores who (from August through May) actively participate in a program designed to teach them about heart healthy lifestyles and about the prevention of heart disease through education and volunteerism. Through this program, these young ladies learn that heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. During their tenure as Sweethearts, they learn the mission of the American Heart Association and how to implement those goals on a daily basis.
The mission of the Sweethearts Program is to empower a new generation with lifesaving knowledge while developing a genuine commitment to life-long heart health, community service and leadership. Sweethearts accrue volunteer hours, learn valuable leadership skills and the concepts of team building as well as fundraising to support important research for heart disease and stroke. They are trained in Hands Only CPR and learn other heart health related information. After successfully completing the program, the Sweethearts are presented at the Heart Ball to highlight their achievements throughout the year.
2018 Northwest Arkansas Sweetheart Class
Ashton Mueller • Aubrey Ludwig • Bergen Franklin • Brighton Accord • Caroline Phillips
Chandler Cartwright • Chaney Goggans • Emma Novak • Gabriella Couch • Haley Jackson
Jenna Schaffer • Jessica Stanton • Juliana Renales • Kate Tierny • Katie Patterson • Kennedy Blair
Kennedy Lee • Kristen Dillard • Madeline Graves • Meredith England • Natalie Williams
Olivia Marquardt • Ryleigh Mullican • Starling Ledbetter • Taylor Shapley
Whitney Waitsman • Zoe Rankin • Zoe Roberts
Saturday, May 12, 2018
JQ Hammons Center
6:00 pm Cocktail Reception
7:30 pm Ballroom Opens - Silent Auction Preview
8:00 pm Dinner, Open Your Heart Appeal
8:45 pm Live Auction, Dessert, Dancing