HEART AFTER DARK
February 24 | Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Heart After Dark is the annual after party following the DC Heart Ball. This black-tie event featured a cocktail reception followed by a live band, dancing, dessert, and drinks with attendees of the Heart Ball. The evening also included an interactive GIF booth celebrating DC and “the Heart of the Community.”
Zengo Logan Circle
PULSE Co-President Channing Muller hosted a Zengo ride to celebrate 5 healthy years since her second heart attack in 2012. The cycling event raised over $700 for the AHA!.
SIMPLE COOKING WITH HEART
YMCA Anthony Bowen
Making small changes in your diet is important to your heart health. PULSE members attended a “Simple Cooking with Heart” class at the YMCA to help start cooking at home. Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle!
Next Phase Fitness
Next Phase hosted PULSE for a heart-healthy, blood-pumping tabata class. Tabata is an exercise format that incorporates high intensity intervals with periods of rest, which has been proven to boost your metabolism and burn calories and fat more efficiently. The class raised almost $100 for the AHA!
SPEED NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR
Irish Whiskey Public House
For the July committee meeting, PULSE hosted a “speed networking” happy hour for members both new and old to get to know each other better, share why the AHA is meaningful to them, and strengthen PULSE as a group. Each member spent 3 minute speed rounds chatting, until the whole committee had a chance to connect.
LAWYERS HAVE HEART 10K
Lawyers Have Heart is Washington’s largest 10K race. Founded in 1991 as a way for the Washington legal community to unite annually in support of the American Heart Association, our PULSE team raised over $350 for the cause, and celebrated with brunch and a fun post-race party at the Harbour.
D.C. UNITED GAME
PULSE cheered on the home team in a 3-0 shut-out vs. the New England Revolution.
Kicking off with a “heart healthy” potluck tailgate outside the stadium, $9 of each ticket sold to the group was donated back to the American Heart Association.
VINYASA TO VINO
PULSE members and friends unwound with a feel-good vinyasa yoga session that then flowed into a wine tasting of Provision No. 14 wines. This total body “wine-down” experience was co-taught by our friends at Grip The Mat, with the wine tasting provided by our favorite Provision 14 bartender, Pablo.
Urban Boxing’s experienced trainers guided PULSE members through a 60-minute workout focusing on conditioning, strength training, and basic boxing techniques, including high-intensity cardiovascular exercises. Thanks for the fun, high-energy, calorie-shredding workout!