LOUISVILLE The Kentuckiana Heart Ball was held on Saturday, February 25, at the Omni Hotel in Louisville. This year’s co-chairs were Dr. Toni Ganzel, dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Louisville, and John Walsh, CEO, UofL Health – Jewish Hospital and Heart Hospital.
The 2023 Kentuckiana Heart Ball was a record-breaking event, with more than $1.1 million raised. During the event, the Live Fierce. Stand for All. Award, sponsored by ScionHealth, was presented to Carolina Rodriguez Curiel, growth and community engagement specialist at Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare. The award is given annually to a person in the Kentuckiana area who has made a significant impact on advancing equitable health outcomes in the community. David Foy, a heart survivor who collapsed during the Kentucky Derby Festival mini-marathon in 2019 and was saved by bystander CPR, was also honored during the event.