The American Heart Association's Tri-County Heart Ball raised a record-breaking $280,000 to fight against cardiovascular disease.

At least 100 families will receive funds and the community will be provided with tools and resources for Hands-Only CPR.

Funds raised by the Heart of Tri-County Campaign help fund the American Heart Association's mission to work towards longer, healthier lives while supporting Tri-County area issues including blood pressure programs, Hands-Only CPR education and training, and supporting the AHA's 2024 Health Equity Impact Goal.

The winner of the 2022 Live Fierce Award was also announced at the Heart Ball.

Amy Kren, who works at Girard City Schools, had a heart attack at age 38. She won the award for her passion to inspire others to live a healthy lifestyle.

"I am beyond honored to receive this award. I am just a mom. I am just a wife. I work in a school, serve in a winery, but I'm around people so the opportunity to share awareness is there everyday and if I can touch one life, then my heart attack - what i went through - is worth it," Kren said.