LETTER FROM THE LEADERSHIP
Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) is excited to bring the 11th Annual Spirit of the Heart Awards Program “to your home” tonight! This signature event is the premier fundraiser—raising critically needed funds to advance ABC’s mission and its comprehensive programs of education, research and advocacy. The 2020 virtual gala embraces new ways to convene, forgoing social gathering and dinner. Don your sequins in the comfort of home!
This annual event is designed to also celebrate accomplishments that align with ABC’s mission to advance health equity and eliminate cardiovascular health disparities in African Americans and other vulnerable subgroups. As our nation comes together in these unprecedented times to support the critical COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, this night of inspiration will honor our dedicated members and colleagues on the front lines during the coronavirus outbreak. We will also pay tribute to the nation’s next generation of leaders, including 2020 graduates, the Dr. Richard Allen Williams Scholarship winners and the Dr. Jay Brown Abstract Competition finalists. The future is bright, so let’s experience the healing power of lifting others and investing in individuals, families and communities served by these professionals.
Incorporating elements of our annual live event, this punctuated and fun-filled evening will have featured musical performances by guest artists and other special appearances. If you have never attended the ABC gala, we promise, it will be a magical evening!
We are grateful to our generous event sponsors, members and volunteers who give generously year-after-year of their time and philanthropy to bring our mission work to life. All gifts support ABC’s efforts to advance health equity at a time when it’s needed more than ever.
If you are interested in becoming a member please visit our website www.abcardio.org/membership/.
Elizabeth Ofili, MD, MPH
Chair, ABC Board of Directors
Michelle Albert, MD, MPH
Cassandra McCullough, MBA
Chief Executive Officer