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Montgomery County Heart Ball held in The Woodlands on March 25

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The American Heart Association’s Montgomery County Heart Ball was held on Friday, March 25 at The Woodlands Resort and celebrated the collective success in driving change, funding science, championing healthy behaviors in the community and honoring survivors of heart disease and stroke. The dollars raised by the Heart of Montgomery County campaign fund the mission of the American Heart Association to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives while supporting priority issues in our North Houston communities.

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The Montgomery County Heart Ball featured an elegant evening with a cocktail reception, dinner, silent auction, engaging program, survivor testimonies, live auction, “Open Your Heart” appeal, dueling pianos, and more!

Justin Kendrick, SVP and CEO Memorial Hermann The Woodlands, was the Event Chair and Chair of the Heart of Montgomery County campaign. In this role, Kendrick leads the Association’s efforts driving equitable health for every member of our North Houston communities, with a special focus on nutrition security, maternal health, hypertension and congenital heart defects. The Heart of Montgomery County campaign unites supporters year-round with a shared purpose to raise critical awareness, action and funds to bring the mission and work of the American Heart Association to life. Kendrick is working with a committee of volunteer business leaders to raise funds to support lifesaving programs, education, and clinical and nutritional support that is changing our friends’ and neighbors lives for the better every day. The campaign propels work in support of the Association’s 2024 Health Equity Impact Goal, reducing barriers to health care access and quality.

Montgomery County resident Christin Allphin, EVP, Woodforest National Bank, Immediate Past Chairman of the Board and current Board Member, American Heart Association Gulf Coast, was the the 2022 Montgomery County Heart Ball Honoree.

The American Heart Association’s Montgomery County Heart Ball also recognized Montgomery County resident, Bob Potter, as the first ever Ambassador for Lifetime Giving for their prestigious Cor Vitae Society.

This year’s Montgomery County Heart Ball was sponsored by Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, Woodforest National Bank, Black Pearl Technology, US Anesthesia Partners, HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe, Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, St. Lukes Health and Waste Connections.

To learn more about the Montgomery County Heart Ball, visit


The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.