Virtual 2021 AHA Omaha Heart & Stroke Ball Scheduled for Thursday, February 18

The American Heart Association’s 2021 Omaha Heart & Stroke Ball (, an annual black-tie event, is scheduled on a virtual platform starting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 18. Chaired by Dr. Jeff and Theresa Carstens and presented locally by Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and CHI Health, the event celebrates the energy, passion, and commitment of donors, healthcare providers, community leaders, sponsors, volunteers, and survivors to raise funds for lifesaving research and education. Funds raised during the event support the fight against cardiovascular diseases—the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States each year.

“The Heart Ball would not be possible without our volunteer leadership, who raise important funds to support our lifesaving mission,” said Nebraska Omaha Heart & Stroke Ball Director Kelsey Ridder.

From humble beginnings in 1924, the American Heart Association has grown into the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. A shared focus on cardiovascular health unites their more than 40 million volunteers and supporters, as well as more than 2,800 employees. Their size and scope ensure that the AHA has real impact. They have invested more than $4.5 billion in research, more than any other U.S. nonprofit organization. For more information about the 2021 AHA Lincoln Heart Ball and how you can support it or participate, visit or email