We all know it is important to take care of your heart, not only for yourself but for the ones you love. That is why I will be joining the “Celebration of Heart Heroes” at the American Heart Association’s annual Heart Ball on February 20 in Portland. Dedicated to celebrating the heart heroes in our community, the evening will be filled with a live and silent auction, dinner, dancing and more. I ask you to give the gift of courage. Be a hero and support the Heart Ball at pdxheartball.heart.org. Until there is a world free of heart disease and stroke, the American Heart Association will be here, working to make a healthier, longer life possible for everyone. Everyone has a reason to live a healthier, longer life. What’s yours?