The American Heart Association announces that Aetna has signed on as the signature sponsor of the American Heart Association’s 2017 Connecticut Heart Ball. Kay Mooney, Vice President of Benefits and Well-being at Aetna will serve as the event’s chair, leading all fundraising efforts.

The Connecticut Heart Ball, the American Heart Association’s signature social event, will take place on December 2nd at the Hartford Marriott Downtown where 400 business leaders, community leaders, and philanthropists will gather to raise awareness and celebrate the important work of the American Heart Association. The elegant affair will feature dinner, dancing, and a live auction.

“I am honored to serve as chair of the 2017 Connecticut Heart Ball”, said Kay Mooney. “Aetna’s community support for the Heart Ball helps fund lifesaving research, prevention and education programs, all of which are critical to saving lives from heart disease and stroke.”
The theme for the Heart Ball is Igniting a Healthier Community focuses on promoting kid’s health and the health of Connecticut communities. Each sponsor’s support of the event will deliver a health asset in the community, such as providing CPR training kits in schools, providing recess equipment to underserved schools, and bringing awareness to congenital heart defects.  The combined efforts will be celebrated at the Heart Ball.


“The community-minded work that Kay Mooney has done working on our Go Red For Women Luncheon, Hartford Heart Walk, and Circle of Red makes her an inspiring choice for this year’s Heart Ball chair,” said Judy Campisi, American Heart Association, Connecticut Executive Director. “We are delighted Kay will lead this year’s Heart Ball fundraising efforts. Her unparalleled commitment to wellness, and her generosity for our cause will provide the leadership to make the evening a huge success”.

The American Heart Association is actively seeking corporate sponsorships and individual contributions toward this year’s Heart Ball campaign and event. If your company is interested in joining this campaign, or if you are interested in making a personal gift to this cause, please contact Christina Asaro at the American Heart Association at 203-303-3340 or christina.asaro@heart.org. More information about the cause and the event can be found at HeartHeartBall.heart.org.