The American Heart Association (AHA) will host its annual signature fundraiser, the 2012 Heart Ball, Wild at Heart, on Saturday, February 4, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., at Willow Brook Country Club. Mollianna Redding, along with her co-chair, Jennifer Gaston, invite the Tyler community to support the organization and its mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. More than 300 people are expected to attend this exciting event, which will feature live entertainment by Soul Tsunami and the Hurricane Horns, both a silent and a super silent auction, and dinner will be served.
“Jennifer Gaston and I feel so honored to be involved with such a worthwhile endeavor,” Ms. Redding said. “Cardiovascular disease is the nation’s number one killer, and stroke is the number three killer. With this event, we hope to increase awareness about cardiovascular diseases and raise funds to continue research. Whether a personal encounter or that of a loved one, everyone will be affected by heart disease and stroke at some point in their lives.”
Outside of her service to the AHA, Ms. Redding is a volunteer on the 2012 Cattle Barons’ Gala public relations committee. She is a member of the board of directors for the Northeast Texas Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, where she also serves on the 65 Roses Gala committee and, in 2010, was chairman for the foundation’s Great Strides Walk. Ms. Redding was a 2011 Texas Rose Festival coronation volunteer and was a committee member for the Parents Anonymous Oktoberfest.
“It is important to be involved with one or many organizations that you are passionate about,” Ms. Redding said. “Whether you give your resources, time, or talents each of us has something to offer, and every little bit counts when making a difference.”
Born in Winnsboro, Texas, Ms. Redding has resided in Tyler for 22 years. She is a graduate of Whitehouse High School and earned her bachelor of science degree from The University of Texas at Tyler.
“I have always felt that Tyler is a community with a heart for helping others, which is rare. I loved growing up here and have had the opportunity to meet so many incredible people. I am honored to be a part of just a few of the many charitable organizations that Tyler supports. I hope to continue the efforts of those before me to make a difference in the lives of others and to make our community a wonderful place to call home,” Ms. Redding said.
For tickets or more information about the 2012 Heart Ball, Wild at Heart, please call 903.452.7524.