Regional Office 6800 W. 93rd Street Overland Park, KS 66212 phone: (913) 652-1913 fax: (913) 648-0423
Friday, February 10, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lawrence Go Red For Women Luncheon
Kansas Union, Lawrence, KS
Saturday, February 25, 2017
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
30th Annual KC Heart & Stroke Ball
Kansas City Convention Center
Friday, April 21, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kansas City Go Red For Women Luncheon
Overland Park Convention Center
Friday, May 5, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Most Powerful Voices Gospel Celebration & Health Expo
St. James United Methodist Church, KCMO
Saturday, May 20, 2017
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kansas City Heart & Stroke Walk
Power and Light District
Jaclyn Mayes is a led connector called to serve in areas of motivating, encouraging and inspiring others in their calling. Her areas of expertise are networking, story-telling and uplifting others. You may even include the gift of gab on the previous list.
Why AHA? Why Go Red? It all started with a billboard.
A few years ago Ms. Mayes was driving south on I-35 and noticed a billboard for Go Red For Women. At that time she did not know the impact this organization would have on her or the education she would share as a heart health advocate. So often, you hear how men identify heart attacks. Where were the women? A few weeks passed and she contacted the local office requesting additional information and how she could contribute. Not a heart survivor herself but, with familial risks she knew she had to understand more about this initiative.
Today, Go Red For Women has become more than just an organization for Jaclyn. It has become a way of life to advocacy, health and education to all women. The bond of sisterhood with the courageous women (SURVIVORS) she serves with makes this fight more than just an initiative but the fight for all Kansas Citians and nation alike. A woman’s heart is so much more than an organ, it is the fiber of our community and the strength of our families. Take notice, Go Red For Women #HeartSistersAreWhy.
Jaclyn sets high expectations and has a reputation of bringing out the best in people. Her personal mission statement: Inspire positive relationships.
In Kansas during the past five years (2010-2014) the American Heart Association funded over $2.6 million in new research - 21 studies at 3 Kansas institutions.
6 studies at Kansas State University, Manhattan - $793,000
2 studies at the University of Kansas, Lawrence - $147,224
13 studies at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City - $1,667,820
In Missouri during the past five years (2010-2014) the American Heart Association funded over $15.86 million in new research - 136 studies at 9 Missouri institutions.
1 study at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City - $149,644
1 study at Missouri State University, Springfield - $214,500
1 study at Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City - $143,000
15 studies at St. Louis University - $1,460,652
2 studies at Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City - $104,000
27 studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia - $3,623,112
6 studies at the University of Missouri, Kansas City - $702,224
22 studies at Washington University in St. Louis - $1,434,483
61 studies at Washington University, School of Medicine in St. Louis - $8,033,165
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.
The American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate funds projects that help us achieve our Impact Goal:To improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% by the year 2020, and to reduce deaths from heart disease and stroke by 20%.
Midwest Affiliate Community Innovation Grants awarded July 2015
Affinia Healthcare (formerly Grace Hill Health Center, Inc.), St. Louis MO Reducing Cardiovascular Disease in the Underserved Communities of St. Louis City
Compassionate Care Network, Chicago IL Spotlight on Heart Health
EverThriveIllinois, Chicago IL Cooking Matters in Englewood
Family Wellness, LLC, Fargo ND School-Based Collaborative Healthy Cooking Lessons
Fridley High School, Fridley MN Fridley High School EMS Start Up Gospel Run, Chicago IL Gospel Run-Inspired Communities Project
Greater St. Mark Church of God in Christ, East St. Louis IL Greater St. Mark Church of God in Christ Community Garden
Heritage Place of Indianapolis, Inc., Indianapolis IN Heart Disease and Older Adults
Holy Family Memorial, Inc., Manitowoc WI Why Weight
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Indianapolis Chapter, Inc., Indianapolis IN Change of Heart
North Shore Fire Department, Brown Deer WI Take 10 and Save a Life
Northend Ministerial Association, Grand Rapids MI Northend Wellness Coalition
Ozarks Resource Group DBA: Ozarks Community Health Center, Heritage MO Diabetes and Hypertension Coaching Parkview Foundation Inc. /Parkview Heart Institute, Fort Wayne IN Getting Your Heart Healthy Diet with Minimal Resources
Partners in Community Building, Inc., Chicago IL Pearly Peas
Presence Hospitals PRV DBA: Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana IL PCMC Community Awareness of Stroke
Project Healthy Schools/University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI Project Healthy Schools & YMCA Partnership
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL Project for a Healthy Heart
Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center Inc., Kansas City MO Group Medical Appointments St. Luke Memorial Church of God in Christ, Kansas City MO Heart2Heart: Partnering To Build a Healthy Heart Windom Area Hospital, Windom MN Life’s Simple Seven Educational Series
YMCA of Rapid City, Rapid City SD Parkinson’s Wellness Class
American Heart Association's HEALTHY FOR GOOD is a movement of everyday Americans everywhere who are making a commitment to their health. Here, we take our health seriously, one step at a time. Join the American Heart Association's HEALTHY FOR GOOD revolution and we'll keep you on track with encouragement, resources and humor along the way.