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   With strong work ethics and big hearts, Chairmen Karen and Terry Masching will welcome guests to this year’s American Heart Association Festival of Wines.

   Well-recognized and beloved for support of various fundraisers throughout the year, Karen and Terry feel compelled to help improve the lives of others in any way they can. “We have been blessed in so many ways, and we feel it is not only our responsibility but our privilege to give back to the community,” Terry explains. “We all have the opportunity to change the lives of so many people by getting involved and investing in the causes we care about.”

   Karen and Terry have experienced the devastating effects of heart disease in members of their families. “The more we learned about this terrible disease, the more we became keenly aware of the devastating impact on millions of individuals and their families,” says Terry. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Arkansas, and stroke mortality in the state is one of the highest in the nation.

   The couple has enjoyed Festival of Wines for years. In fact, they attended the event nearly a decade ago – on their second date – and have returned almost every year since. “Of all the events we attend, this one holds a special place in our hearts. Quite frankly, it’s a great value buy for the price of admission which includes samplings of hundreds of wines from around the world as well as delicious gourmet foods from more than a dozen local restaurants,” Terry notes.

   Proceeds from the evening’s festivities support education and new research opportunities for treatment of heart disease and stroke. The couple encourages everyone to come join the fun and fund the fight heart disease and stroke.

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