The 2012 Heart Ball of the PeeDee will take place March 24th at 6:30 p.m., located at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology. The black-tie affair will begin with a champagne reception at 6:30 p.m. and the event will host more than 350 leaders of the Florence community to raise funds that reduce the disability and death from the nation’s no. 1 killer cardiovascular disease. The event features a live and silent auction with original works of art, dinner giveaways, jewelry, and collectible bottles of wine. Following the auction, the band Jumpstart will perform for guests.