Annual Triad Heart Ball raises $415,000

May 8—WINSTON-SALEM — The 2024 Triad Heart Ball, held on April 26 and sponsored by the American Heart Association, raised $415,000 to help fight heart disease and stroke.

Some of the funds will benefit cardiovascular research taking place in the Triad at High Point University, Wake Forest University School of Medicine and N.C. A&T State University. Funds will also benefit local community impact programs and cardiovascular prevention education opportunities.

"As an emergency physician, CPR is a tool that we use every day in the ER on patients who have had a cardiac arrest — personally, CPR was critical in saving my own father's life," said Dr. James Hoekstra, president of High Point Medical Center and chairman of the 2024 Triad Heart Ball.

"With 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happening at home, I'm especially proud that we were able to provide CPR Anytime Kits into our local community and several of our schools through the Heart of the Triad campaign this year. These kits could help to train over 2,000 new lifesavers right here in our community."