It took a couple extra years due to COVID postponements, but Heart-A-Rama’s 50th season in 2022 entitled “Heart-A-Rama Strikes Gold” raised $106,400 for the American Heart Association with over $10,000 staying in Manitowoc County to purchase AEDs for organizations in need. And, Heart-A-Rama literally struck gold by surpassing the $3 million mark in fundraising for the American Heart Association!
Heart-A-Rama began in 1971 and raised $1367.96 after a two-night run. In the year 2000, Heart-A-Rama reached the $1 million mark. In 2009, Heart-A-Rama hit the $2 million mark in fundraising. This year, Heart-A-Rama celebrates raising $3 million!
Special thanks go to those patrons and businesses who bought tickets and advertising for the 2020 show, which was postponed due to COVID, and donated those purchases, along with buying again for the 2022 shows. In addition, Heart-A-Rama raised thousands of dollars on the “Best Seat in the House” auctions, which greatly contributed to the goal of reaching $3 million, so extra thanks go to those bidders. Finally, Heart-A-Rama thanks all those who attended this year’s shows, supporting the cause through their purchases of food, clothing, auction items, and more!
Of course, Heart-A-Rama wouldn’t be possible without the countless volunteers who work on the stage, in the band, in sales, and in the background. Every volunteer matters to Heart-A-Rama, and that is why the organization has thrived for 50 years! If you, in any way, have contributed to Heart-A-Rama this year and in the past, thank you! You Gotta Have Heart!