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American Heart Association Announces 2019 Chicago Heart Ball Chairman

American Heart Association Announces 2019 Chicago Heart Ball Chairman

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CHICAGO, Dec. 11, 2018

CHICAGO, Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association today announced that Andrew Swinand, chief executive officer, Leo Burnett Group North America, will serve as the chairman of the 2019 Chicago Heart Ball. Swinand is passionate about supporting the American Heart Association specifically around employee wellness and the connection between mindfulness, movement, productivity and creativity.

The Chicago Heart Ball – attended by more than 1,000 individuals from Chicago's business, medical and philanthropic communities – is an annual black-tie gala benefiting the American Heart Association's life-saving mission. It celebrates the American Heart Association's efforts to build a foundation of health in the Chicagoland community.

"Working with the American Heart Association to create healthier, stronger communities nationwide is both a professional honor and personal passion project," said Swinand. "I've long been a health and wellness advocate, and try to foster mindfulness, presence and stress management among employees and in my own life. I'm excited I have the opportunity to make an even bigger impact on America's health."

Swinand joins a long list of healthcare professionals and business and community leaders who have led the Heart Ball campaign's mission to build healthier lives that are free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

"The American Heart Association is extremely proud to have Andrew Swinand taking the lead as chairman for the 2019 Chicago Heart Ball," said Brian Shields, Executive Director, American Heart Association Chicago. "Andrew has already begun providing us with creative solutions that will help the Chicago Heart Ball drive innovation, research and education to create a safer, healthier Chicagoland."

The event will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 6-11 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. The evening's festivities begin with a reception that includes a silent auction, followed by an elegant dinner, inspiring program and a spectacular live auction. The evening concludes with an after party featuring specialty lounges and festive entertainment.

For more information on the Chicago Heart Ball, visit

About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a leading force for a world of longer, healthier lives. With nearly a century of lifesaving work, the Dallas-based association is dedicated to ensuring equitable health for all. We are a trustworthy source empowering people to improve their heart health, brain health and well-being.

About Leo Burnett
Leo Burnett is a creative solutions company founded on the idea that "what helps people helps business." By solving human problems with the power of creativity, Leo Burnett delivers value for people and prosperity for brands. Part of the Publicis Power of One, Leo Burnett won 47 Lions at the 2017 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, including the Grand Prix for Creative Effectiveness. To learn more about Leo Burnett and its rich, 83-year history, visit our siteFacebook page and follow us via @leoburnettchi.


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Last Updated: 11-Dec-2018