Million Dollar Evening

Montgomery County Heart Ball honors first responders and raises close to $1 million

Montgomery County black-tie Heart Ball raises close to $1 million

Montgomery County Heart Ball, Feb. 2016, Richard Wilken, Tracy Wilken, Shirley Alexander, Ralph Alexander
Richard Wilken, Tracy Wilken, Shirley Alexander, Ralph Alexander. Photo by Susan Lee
Montgomery County Heart Ball, Feb. 2016, Michelle Shifflett, Ted Oberg
Michelle Shifflett, Ted Oberg. Photo by Susan Lee
Montgomery County Heart Ball, Feb. 2016, Diane Kink, Bruce Kink
Diane Kink, Bruce Kink. Photo by Susan Lee
Montgomery County Heart Ball, Feb. 2016, Janet Wong, Ron Mullins
Janet Wong, Ron Mullins. Photo by Susan Lee
Montgomery County Heart Ball, Feb. 2016, Josh Urban, Justin Kendrick, Debbi Sukin, Charles Hankens, Dr. Mark Mettauer, David Argueta
Josh Urban, Justin Kendrick, Debbi Sukin, Charles Hankens, Dr. Mark Mettauer, David Argueta. Photo by Susan Lee
Montgomery County Heart Ball, Feb. 2016, Christen Argueta, David Argueta
Christen Argueta, David Argueta. Photo by Susan Lee
Montgomery County Heart Ball, Feb. 2016, Richard Wilken, Tracy Wilken, Shirley Alexander, Ralph Alexander
Montgomery County Heart Ball, Feb. 2016, Michelle Shifflett, Ted Oberg
Montgomery County Heart Ball, Feb. 2016, Diane Kink, Bruce Kink
Montgomery County Heart Ball, Feb. 2016, Janet Wong, Ron Mullins
Montgomery County Heart Ball, Feb. 2016, Josh Urban, Justin Kendrick, Debbi Sukin, Charles Hankens, Dr. Mark Mettauer, David Argueta
Montgomery County Heart Ball, Feb. 2016, Christen Argueta, David Argueta

What: Montgomery County Heart Ball.

Where: The Woodlands Waterway Marriott.

The scoop: With more than 700 black-tie attire guests arriving to party Hollywood style, the evening raised close to $1 million for the American Heart Association. Applause, applause for chairs Tracy and Richard Wilken and auction chair Janet Wong. 

The benefit honored five first responder groups from the area and featured survivor speaker Bob Braden, who shared his story of being saved by CPR after suffering cardiac arrest at the gym. 

Special recognition was given to Josh Urban, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands CEO; Justin Kendrick, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands COO; Debbi Sukin, Houston Methodist The Woodlands CEO; Charles Hankins, Chief Medical Officer Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, David Argueta, CHI St. Luke’s The Woodlands CEO; and Dr. Mark Mettauer, American Heart Association Montgomery County board of directors member.

Who: KTRK ABC-13 investigative reporter Ted Oberg, Ron Mullins, Stacy and Steve Bourque, Nancy and Dennis Proctor, Suzanne and Bob Potter, Sherry and Richard Lane, Deborah and Fran Bobb, Maryann and Bryce Mannen.

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