Building Healthy Lives One Heart at a Time
The American Heart Association’s 30th Kansas City Heart & Stroke Ball will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the Kansas City Convention Center. This is always an unforgettable evening with life-saving significance. The dollars raised stay right here in our community. Last year alone, American Heart Association supporters in the Kansas City metro made the following possible: $3.8 million in research funding in the Kansas City area including meritorious studies at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas State University, The Stowers Institute, University of Kansas Medical Center, University of Missouri and University of Missouri-Kansas City.
In 2016, they reduced teenage tobacco usage in Kansas by supporting the American Heart Association’s advocacy for reduced cigarette taxes, resulting in a $.50 tobacco tax increase in Kansas and also empowered 81,000 local individuals to be CPR-trained by the American Heart Association. From 2010-2014, the American Heart Association has funded 21 studies in Kansas at a cost of over $2.6 million and 136 studies in Missouri at $15.86 million. More than $2.7 million was awarded to Kansas City institutions. Visit www.heart.org/KC for more information.