Open Your Heart is the space within the American Heart Association where Heart Ball donors can see, celebrate and live their investment in our mission.
With one out of every three U.S. adults affected by heart disease or stroke, we have a lot more to do before everyone has the same opportunity to live a long and healthy life. That’s what Open Your Heart is trying to achieve.
Together, we can change lives and saves lives!
Join us to hear Ben Blakenhorn’s incredible survivor story.
Ben is a 18-year old San Marcos High School student, he went into cardiac arrest last year at basketball practice. He was fortunate enough to have community members around who quickly gave him CPR which saved his life. Before his cardiac arrest incident Ben did not know much about how the heart works, or what it meant to be in cardiac arrest, but now he has a better understanding and passion to give back and share history of survival.