The 26th annual Birmingham Heart Ball was held March 2 at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center. About 900 attended the annual event, making it the largest black-tie gala in the state and one of the 10 largest Heart Ball galas in the country.
The event raises money to support the life-saving research and educational programs funded by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
This year’s Heart Ball honored Terry Kellogg, president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama.
Alabama Power’s Zeke Smith and Burr & Forman’s Lee Thuston served as co-chairmen of the 2013 Executive Leadership Team.
This year’s Birmingham Heart Guild president is Kim Hull. Tammy Savage is the guild’s chairman.
The ball’s signature sponsor was Wells Fargo. ABC 33/40 and the Over The Mountain Journal were the event’s media sponsors.
Gene Hallman was the event’s emcee for the 15th consecutive year.
For information on supporting the Birmingham Heart Ball, visit heart.org/birminghamheart.