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NEWS RELEASE & IMAGE: Sarah Bishop Jaimes Named Chair of the Santa Barbara 2015 Heart Beach Ball on Saturday, May 30, 2015

Heart disease survivor and local philanthropist Sarah Bishop Jaimes, will chair the Santa Barbara 2015 Heart Beach Ball. The Heart Beach Ball will begin with a cocktail reception featuring local musical talent and a silent auction at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. and dinner and dancing at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Avenue in Goleta. During the program, three students who most creatively illustrate the theme, “How do you keep your heart happy and healthy?” will be honored as the winners of the Healthy Futures Coloring Contests. Funds raised from the Heart Beach Ball, will be used to support the Santa Barbara Healthy Futures program.

Healthy Futures is an American Heart Association program that seeks to empower elementary school children and their families to make healthier lifestyle choices by providing them with an understanding of heart disease, nutrition education and encouraging them to be more physically active. The after-school program consists of interactive workshops. Participants learn nutrition basics, including how to read food labels, how to prepare healthy snacks, and how to make healthier choices when eating out.

Sarah Bishop Jaimes currently serves as the Business Development Consultant at Cox Media, where she helps clients navigate successful marketing campaigns. A native of Santa Barbara, Sarah has embraced serving the local community and is involved on many boards, and committees. Her current philanthropic commitments include serving as the Vice-Chair of the Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Council, Cox Cares Board Member, Member of the Cox Season of Giving Committee, Washington School Co-Chair for the Jogathon 2014 and 2015. Sarah earned her bachelors of arts degree in Economics and Business with a minor in Communications from Westmont College. Sarah has been happily married for seventeen years and is the mother of two wonderful children.

The Heart Ball is one of the premier American Heart Association fundraising events both locally and across the nation. The evening celebrates the lives saved and improved because of everyone’s countless efforts. Since 1915 the American Heart Association has reached millions and stood by our mission of “Building Healthier Lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.” Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 killers in our nation. The American Heart Association’s goal is to help those in need through research education, patient care, and by advocating better health in our population. In addition to Heart Ball, the American Heart Association hosts the Heart Walk, Go Red for Women Luncheon and other opportunities to speak up in efforts to educate individuals and save lives.

Ticket and sponsorship information are available. For more information visit our website www.sbheartball.heart.org or contact Sarah Stretz, at (805) 963-8862 or sarah.stretz@heart.org.

Contact

Tamara White

(310) 490-0650, Tamara.White@heart.org

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