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Montgomery County Heart Ball to Welcome 800 Guests, Feb. 18

Tammy and Daniel Schroder will be co-chair’s of this year’s Montgomery County Heart Ball.

Tammy and Daniel Schroder will be co-chair’s of this year’s Montgomery County Heart Ball.

Annual black-tie event for American Heart Association hopes to raise $1.2 million to save lives

Daniel W. Schroder, former Chair­man of the Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, and his wife, Tammy, have accepted the role as co-chairs for the annual Montgomery County Heart Ball. The elite black-tie event will be held at the Woodlands Waterway Hotel & Convention Center on Saturday, Feb. 18. Doors to the expo will open at 6 p.m. Guests will get a chance to bid on several luxurious silent auction items. Doors to the ballroom will open at 7:30 p.m. with the main event plus an exhilarating live auction starting at 8 p.m.

This year’s Heart Ball medieval warrior theme, “Honor Thy Heart: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken,” will celebrate the journey of local heart warriors, including 4-year-old Teagan McMahon, a Congenital Heart Defect survivor who had open heart surgery at age 3. Inspired by the strength and resilience of medieval warriors, this year’s Heart Ball will feature several surprises in the opening expo, with performances and entertainment fit for a king and queen.

The Heart Ball will welcome over 800 of The Woodlands’ finest philanthropists, advocates, business leaders, socialites and survivors to experience a once-in-a-lifetime affair. The event honorees are Bob and Suzanne Potter, and the emcee is ABC 13 Investigative Reporter and Woodlands local Ted Oberg. The Auction Chair is Liz Smith. While guests may arrive with swords and shields still in tow, they will be greeted by a fantasy realm, filled with dragons and medieval allure.

The Heart Ball aims to raise $1.2 million for the fight against the No.1 and No.5 killers – heart disease and stroke and is one of The Woodlands’ most anticipated events of the year. Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of Americans. Through fundraisers like this, the American Heart Associatin (AHA) is able to save lives by making medical discoveries, educating people and changing communities.

“We wanted to get involved because heart disease strikes someone in the United States about once every 43 seconds,” said Daniel Schroder. “The disease is the No.1 cause of death in the U.S., killing over 375,000 people a year, and is the No.1 killer of women, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined. The American Heart Association and our extremely giving community has done and will continue to do all it can to fight this terrible disease.”

A 30-year veteran of the financial industry and the Market President for The Woodlands/Tom­ball/North Houston Area for Pioneer Bank, Daniel Schroder served as Chairman of the Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce for the 2014-2015 fiscal year and has been a board member of the chamber for the past five years, including chair of its Economic Outlook Conference.

Tammy Schroder, the Business De­velopment Manager for Veritas Title Partners, has been involved in the charity scene for several years, having worked with several different organizations before joining the AHA’s Heart Ball. “Danny and I have many family members and friends affected by cardiovascular conditions, heart disease and stroke,” said Tammy. “And we were honored to be asked to chair the 2017 Woodlands Heart Ball.”

For over 22 years, the Montgomery County Heart Ball has raised over $4.6 million towards the AHA’s critical mission. The Heart Ball is currently sponsored by Tracy and Richard Wilken, Aon-The Woodlands, CHI St. Luke’s The Wood­lands, Memorial Hermann The Wood­lands, Dr. Mark Mettauer, and The Hearty Party.

Tables begin at $3,000 and go up to $10,000. For more information, email Stephanie.phillips@heart.org, call 832-918-4064 or visit montgomerycountyheartball.aha­events.org.

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