American Heart Association Names Co-Chairs for 2016 Cambria Somerset Heart and Stroke Ball

October 29, 2015

Kerri Tononi

Leslie Moran

The American Heart Association announced Kerri A. Tononi, Executive Director of the Cardiovascular Service Line, and Leslie Moran, Director of the Neuroscience Service Line at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center will chair the Sweetheart-Life is Why Cambria Somerset Heart and Stroke Ball set for Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Sunnehanna Country Club in Johnstown.
As Ball co-chairs, Tononi and Moran will lead the charge to raise awareness and increase corporate and community involvement. Together, they have formed an Executive Leadership Committee to help fundraising efforts to support heart and stroke medical research, as well as public and professional education programs.                    

“This event is a wonderful reflection of the partnership that has been built among the community, Emergency Medical Services, and the Stroke Team at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center to improve patient outcomes. In addition, the event is a great way to celebrate the advancements in stroke care with the caregivers, patients, and patients’ family members who have experienced the benefits firsthand,” Moran said. Tononi mirrored Moran’s views. “The cardiovascular program at Conemaugh has served our community for more than 25 years. We have a dedicated team of physicians, nurses and ancillary staff who are committed to improving programs and ensuring our patients receive the very best care. Being able to partner with the American Heart Association and raise money for such an amazing cause is truly a rewarding experience,” she said.

The Heart Ball is one of the premier American Heart Association fundraising events both locally and across the nation. Research funded by the American Heart Association has yielded important discoveries such as CPR, life-extending drugs, pacemakers, bypass surgery, surgical techniques to repair heart defects and more.

The evening highlights and celebrates the work of the American Heart Association and its mission; its donors and volunteers; and, most importantly, the many lives saved and improved because of everyone's efforts in supporting the cause.

Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner, silent and live auction and plenty of dancing.

During the event, an Open Your Heart special appeal will provide attendees the opportunity to make a direct impact on the American Heart Association’s mission by making a personal gift. Participation in the Open Your Heart special appeal in advance of the Heart and Stroke Ball is available by visiting or calling 717-207-4266.

The 2016 Cambria Somerset Heart and Stroke Ball signature sponsor is Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.

Advanced reservations are required and table sponsorships are obtainable based upon availability. For reservations and more information about the Cambria Somerset Heart and Stroke Ball, visit or call 717-207-4266.