May 31: Heart Ball, Heart and Stroke Walk, Biogen Idec, and more

Winston-Salem Heart Ball, American Heart Association, netted $251,000, or $100,000 over goal; BB&T was lead sponsor.

2011 Start! Guilford Heart and Stroke Walk, American Heart Association, raised over $270,000 for heart disease and stroke research and prevention education. Funds will continue to be collected through June 30 towards event goal of $320,000.

Biogen Idec Foundation awarded $125,000 in grants to three science-education programs that will reach over 2,400 students in North Carolina, including Contemporary Science Center, Boston University School of Medicine’s CityLab, and North Carolina New Schools Project.

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