GUESTS' ANSWER: Terri Bailey, Heart Ball Director, American Heart Association: I'm so glad you will be joining us for Heart Ball this year. It's always great to have new faces in the audience. Black tie for men means a tux, and for women, this means floor-length gowns.
After the event, there is a band, so if you like to dance, be sure that your gown allows you to move around a bit. Our theme this year is “Wonders of the Heart,” which is meant to be whimsical and fun.
The cause of heart disease is very serious, but we want you to have fun at Heart Ball, and that certainly includes your dress!
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