Published On: Thu, Dec 1st, 2011

57th Annual Palm Beach Heart Ball to be held at Mar-a-Lago Club

PALM BEACH — The American Heart Association will hold its 57th Annual Palm Beach Heart Ball February 17 at 7 p.m. at The Mar-a-Lago Club. This elegant black-tie affair celebrates the American Heart Association’s global achievements in cardiovascular research, science and medicine.

Paula Butler is the chairwoman of the gala, Patrick Park is honorary chairman and Burt Reynolds is honorary ambassador.

The evening will commence as guests are ushered into a sophisticated cocktail reception, followed by dinner, surrounded by a floral décor by Bruce Sutka, inspired by the theme, “Gardens for the Heart.”

The remainder of the event will include a live auction, which includes a one-of-a-kind piece by Van Cleef & Arpels, tickets to New York Fashion Week from Luca Luca and a Turks and Caicos trip donated by Aman Resorts, as well as dancing to music by Alex Donner and his orchestra.

“It is a privilege and honor to support the American Heart Association by helping to raise critical funds for education and research,” said Paula Butler, Chairman of the Gala. “My husband and I are happy to open our hearts to the Palm Beach Heart Ball and we encourage our community to do the same.

Patron tickets begin at $1,500 and are available by calling Samantha Whiteman at 561.697.6607 or emailing her at

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