Each day, the Tyler American Heart Association (AHA) works to keep you, your loved ones, and your community safe from heart disease and stroke through education, support, research, and advocacy.
On Saturday evening, February 19, join the fight against heart disease and stroke by attending the AHA Heart Ball 2011, Beatles Love, at Willow Brook Country Club. Heart Ball co-chairs Blythe McCain and Lindsey Harrison invite you to an evening of dinner, dancing, and silent auctions, with entertainment by the All Funk Radio Show.
In addition to her service with the AHA, Mrs. McCain is a member of the Junior League of Tyler, Inc., the Kathryn Speas Junior Women’s Garden Club, and the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She has also volunteered for both the Texas Rose Festival and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Mrs. McCain is originally from Tyler and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. She received her bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University. Mrs. McCain and her husband, Clay, have been married three years and are the parents of four-month-old Cecilia. They are members of Christ Episcopal Church where Mrs. McCain is active in Bible Study Fellowship.
“I feel blessed to live the life I live each day,” Mrs. McCain said. “Through volunteerism, I am able to pay my blessings forward. It is my way of trying to help enrich the lives of those less fortunate.”
As an active community volunteer, Mrs. Harrison is a member of the Junior League of Tyler, Inc. and serves on the Tyler Cattle Barons’ committee for the American Cancer Society. She volunteers with the Texas Rose Festival and has served as a committee member for the Dallas Summer Musicals. Mrs. Harrison was born in Abilene and grew up in Tyler. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and received her communications degree from Texas Tech University. Mrs. Harrison and her husband, Michael, have been married five years and are the parents of two-year-old Owen. The family attends Green Acres Baptist Church.
“I believe your community gives to you, so you should give back to your community,” Mrs. Harrison said.
Both ladies say that they feel blessed to be members of the Tyler community. “Tyler is an incredibly generous community. The people, businesses, and organizations are always more than willing to support worthy projects,” Mrs. McCain said.
Mrs. Harrison adds, “Because Tyler is a smaller community, you can witness the difference that volunteer hours and donations are making for the people of Tyler.”
For more information about the Tyler AHA or Heart Ball 2011, please call 1-888-433-7220, extension 3727, or visit http://americanheart.org/tylertxheartball.