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Who We Are
Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are main causes of death. Survivors, volunteers, advocates, healthcare providers,donors - all are building healthier lives.
American Heart Association Staff  
Kansas City Board of Directors
What We Do
We're building healthier lives where you live and work - in the community, health care, education and research.
How You Can Help
Touch hearts - save lives. Here’s the chance to make a real difference!
We need YOU!  Volunteer!

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Find Us
Regional Office
6800 W. 93rd Street
Overland Park, KS  66212
phone: (913) 652-1913
fax: (913) 648-0423

Fourteen year-old Jake Murray’s love for baseball was apparent at a young age. In fact, the first word out of his mouth was ‘ball.’ Jake has overcome many challenges in his short life. Just two days after birth, doctors diagnosed him with two serious heart defects. At 7 days old, Jake endured his first open heart surgery, followed by another at 7 years-old and another at the age of 11.

But this is just the beginning of his journey. As Jake grows he will undergo more surgeries. Medical professionals never thought Jake would be playing competitive baseball, but today he’s doing just that!

Jake hopes that by sharing his story, he’ll give hope to other youth with congenital heart defects and their families.


How We Help You in Kansas City

CPR & First Aid Training



Free Health Fair Kit: Online request form
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Free Reproducibles:

Multicultural Health  Initiatives in Kansas City      

Working to create a culture of health for everyone in Kansas City

In Kansas City during the past five years (2012-2016) the American Heart Association funded more than $6.9 million in new research:

  • 1 study at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City at a cost of $149,644
  • 4 studies at Kansas State University, Manhattan, at a cost of $507,000
  • 1 study at Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, at a cost of  $52,000
  • 2 studies at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, at a cost of $194,174
  • 14 studies at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, at a cost of $2,044,780
  • 24 studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia - $3,713,484
  • 3 studies at the University of Missouri, Kansas City - $247,000

Nationwide, we invest almost $145 million a year ($3.7 billion since 1949) in heart and stroke research that has led to recent breakthroughs such as clot-busting drugs and drug-eluting stents. Healthcare providers learn about medical advances and new treatment guidelines though our journals, conferences and online courses.

In our 11-state Midwest Affiliate we currently are supporting 402 multi-year studies at a cost of $70,327,574.

Find out more about heart and stroke research in the Midwest.

Communications Director
DeEtta Lee
(913) 652-1914

Communications Coordinator
Dawn Noland
(913) 652-1918