The Rutherford County American Heart Association Names Carrie Beth and Kirk Catron and Nikkole and Jimmy Aho Co-chairs of the 2022 Heart Ball

Nov 12, 2021 at 05:45 am by WGNS

Carrie Beth and Kirk Catron and Nikkole and Jimmy Aho

Murfreesboro, Tenn – The Rutherford County American Heart Association is pleased to announce Carrie Beth and Kirk Catron and Nikkole and Jimmy Aho (above photo) as the co-chairs for the 2022 Rutherford Heart Ball scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2022, at The Grove at Williamson Family Farm in Murfreesboro, TN. Additionally, Evelyn Benefield and Dr. Britt Mioton will be honored during the evening’s program.  

Carrie Beth and Kirk Catron are excited to work diligently to raise funds to fight heart disease and expand research in Rutherford County. Both alumni from Middle Tennessee State University, the Catrons have called Murfreesboro home together for over 25 years and enjoy being active in the community. Kirk Catron is an attorney serving the community with a variety of legal matters and Carrie Beth is the managing editor for VIP Murfreesboro. 

Nikkole and Jimmy Aho have called Murfreesboro home since 2010.  The Aho family loves being part of the Murfreesboro community.  Jimmy works in operations for Buske Logistics, while Nikkole works in eCommerce at Unilver. They both enjoy working on community events and are thankful for the passion with which our community comes together to meet charitable needs. 

Scroll down to learn more about the 2022 Rutherford Heart Ball...



2022 Heart Ball

This year’s honorees, Evelyn Benefield and Dr. Britt Mioton are longtime residents of Rutherford County and are both passionate about supporting the lifesaving mission of the American Heart Association. 

“Giving back to the community that supports our family is very important to us, so playing an active role in improving the heart health of Murfreesboro, especially through preventative initiatives in the schools, feels like a perfect investment of our time,” states the Catrons. 

“We are honored to be co-chairing this wonderful event with our great friends, Carrie Beth and Kirk Catron.  Over the past several years, with Jimmy serving as a board member with the American Heart Association, we have been able to see firsthand what the funds raised during events, such as the Heart Ball, do for our local community. Since we moved here 11 years ago, it has been important to us to give back to this community.  We are honored to be able to help raise funds that will stay here in Rutherford County to support heart awareness, heart health and to allow our schools to promote and educate heart health from a young age. We hope everyone realizes that their donations to this great event stay right here in our community and will most likely impact them or a loved one in some form or fashion,” said the Ahos. 

For more than 40 years, the Heart Ball has supported the American Heart Association’s mission of being a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.  

More information at  

About the American Heart Association 

The American Heart Association is a leading force for a world of longer, healthier lives. With nearly a century of lifesaving work, the Dallas-based association is dedicated to ensuring equitable health for all. We are a trustworthy source empowering people to improve their heart health, brain health and well-being. We collaborate with numerous organizations and millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, advocate for stronger public health policies, and share lifesaving resources and information.

Connect with us on, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1. 



Sections: News