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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Hundreds of people were "decked out" on Saturday night for one of the biggest fundraisers for the American Heart Association.

WFMJ's Lauren Lindvig was the master of ceremonies for the Heart Ball at Stambaugh Auditorium.

The black tie affair honored those who have made an impact in the fight against heart disease in the communty as well as heart survivors.

The funds raised from the event will go toward research and awareness efforts.

"Especially in stroke care, now we know time is brain and the faster we can get people to the emergency room with certain kinds of strokes, they can get faster kinds of treatment," says Nancy Landgraff, President of the local American Heart Association. "That allows them to have better outcomes. Same thing with hear attacks. People tend to recognize a heart attack a lot faster now. They'll make the call that gets them to the emergency room more quickly so they can get the care that they need."

The Heart Ball is also highlighting the need for ongoing pediatric cardiac research.

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