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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

Find a Local Event
Date / TimeContactEventLocation
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pmNikol Terrill Kansas City Go Red For Women Luncheon Overland Park Convention Center
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 5:00 pm - 9:30 pmTru-Kechia SmithMost Powerful Voices Gospel Celebration & Health ExpoSt. James United Methodist Church, KCMO
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 7:00 am - 12:00 pmErica KiehnhoffKansas City Heart & Stroke WalkPower and Light District

Leslie Bayer
Leslie Bayer

Leslie Bayer’s sister, Vicki, lost her battle with heart disease, without ever knowing she was in a fight. The tragedy prompted Leslie to see a cardiologist about her own heart health. It was determined that Leslie needed a defibrillator implanted in her chest. One day, while working out, the defibrillator fired a total of five times. It was because of Vicki, that Leslie’s life was saved.

Today, Leslie serves as an advocate for women’s heart health and speaks to numerous groups sharing her story and the importance of caring for your heart.

Leslie was the featured survivor at the 2017 KC Heart Ball and you can watch her video here.

How We Help You in Kansas City


March is Nutrition Month


Eating healthy can seem like a challenge when you are leading a busy life. We've got you covered! Visit us online at and learn more about how to make healthier choices.