Jennifer Hines devotes much of her volunteer time and energy to the American Heart Association (AHA), not only because she believes in raising funds for the organization and promoting their lifesaving work, but also because she has been personally affected by heart disease. Her father had his first heart attack when Jennifer was in eighth grade and went on to have two more heart attacks and eventually triple bypass surgery. She lost her father in 1995 from complications arising from cancer treatment. Jennifer’s father-in-law received a pace-maker last year and has battled heart issues for many years. During her pregnancies, Jennifer suffered from heart issues but was able to maintain her health and now has three beautiful daughters.
Mrs. Hines is serving as the Silent Auction Committee Chairperson for the annual 2016 Tyler Heart Ball, An Enchanted Heart Ball, a black tie event to be held from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., on February 20, at the Cascades Country Club. The evening will feature dinner, casino games, a live auction, super silent auction, and a silent auction. The All Funk Radio Show will be the live entertainment for dancing the night away for a great cause.
“The Heart Ball is a fundraiser for the AHA that brings together many of our most influential community leaders and all who wish to support the organization financially and to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke,” Mrs. Hines said. “The money raised stays in East Texas, helping local hospitals and patients. As long as heart disease continues to be the nation’s number one cause of death, the importance of the work of the AHA will only grow, and by attending AHA fundraisers like the Heart Ball, you can be a vital part in helping to eradicate heart disease in our lifetime.”
Outside of her service to the AHA, Mrs. Hines devotes her time to Meals on Wheels, the American Cancer Society’s Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala, the Junior League of Tyler, the Azleway Equestrian Gala, and the Tyler Rose Festival.
“I’ve realized that to make the most of my volunteer time, I must focus on the causes that mean something to me and that have affected my family or someone I know,” Mrs. Hines said. “Volunteering in our community has allowed me to meet a great group of women and men who share my passion for service.”
Born in Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Hines has resided in our community for six years. She and her husband, Spencer, have been married for nine years and are the parents of Caroline, 7, Elizabeth, 3, and Genevieve, 22 months. Mrs. Hines is a graduate of Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin and is a news anchor with KLTV. The Hineses are members of Marvin United Methodist Church.
“When we arrived in Tyler, after living in five cities in ten years, my husband and I finally felt like we were home. I visited East Texas as a child, and my best friend from college grew up in East Texas, so I knew Tyler would be a beautiful and friendly community. It’s been a great place for my husband and I to raise our daughters, and we love the small-town feeling of Tyler and all the friendly people,” Mrs. Hines said.
For more information about the AHA Heart Ball, please visit heart.org or call 903-452-7524.