The PA class of 2015 hosts the first annual semiformal ball to celebrate American Heart Month on February 28th.
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death, and every year over half a million Americans die from heart-related complications. To raise awareness for these cardiovascular health threats, the American Heart Association has named the month of February American Heart Month.
In order to bring this cause back to our community, the Bay Path PA class of 2015 decided this year to hold a cocktail attire ball during Heart Month, with the proceeds to benefit the KEVS Foundation of Southampton, Mass. KEVS honors the life of Kevin Major, an local teen whose tragic death in 2011 was due to a rare, undetected cardiac condition. KEVS sponsors cardiac screenings for young people in this area.
Courtney Opalenik G’15 is the PA student at the head of the Bay Path College committee bringing the dance party to Blake this February 28. “Heart disease and stroke are on the rise in America,” she explained. “Here’s a chance to raise money to help combat that, support a cause that does great work in this community, all while getting some cardiovascular activity in!”
The fun starts at 8 p.m. that night in the Blake Dining Commons, and everyone from the Bay Path community is welcome to attend. Admission is free, but suggested donations all will be donated to KEVS. Those who donate money will be entered into a raffle for gift cards and assorted donated merchandise.
Have a heart, and join the fun!
“Dance Your Heart Out,” Friday February 28, at 8 p.m. in the Blake Dining Commons.
Sponsored by the PA Class of 2015 and the Bay Path Student Event Committee