Who We Are in Michigan

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sharing their stories; passing on hope and knowledge; all who make healthy lifestyle choices; research advances as well as heart disease and stroke risk reduction mean that more people will be seated at the table for the next family holiday dinner.

often family and friends of survivors who are concerned about what the future holds; our events could not occur without the energy and hours spent by our volunteers; sharing information to promote health and wellness
Find out more about our leadership:  2012 - 2013 Midwest Affiliate Board of Directors

our lifesaving work is funded by events such as Start! Heart Walks, Heart Balls, Go Red For Women Luncheons, Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart; by memorial gifts and donations to our workplace giving and mail campaigns. Individuals, corporations and foundations support our work with generous donations. Planned giving vehicles include wills, trusts, gift annuities and gifts of appreciated assets.
advancing surgical techniques, developing the artifical valve, pacemakers and cardiac stents; sharing results with the research community.
hospitals implementing Get With the Guidelines to improve cardiac and stroke patient outcomes. Get With the Guidelines has impacted the lives of 2 million patients and counting; continuing education for physicians, nurses and other caregivers
CPR Trainers; Health Alliances, parish nurses and churches

We are very grateful to all of the corporate and foundation sponsors of our events and programs.
STAFF...Local, state, affiliate-wide and national dedicated individuals committed to improving the heart health of our community
Heart Walk, Bay City and Go Red For Women Luncheon
Jennifer Gracey, Director, (517) 303-3830
Regional Office
3940 Peninsular Drive SE Suite 180
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Phone (616) 285-1888
Heart Walk, Genesee County
Jennifer Gracey, Director, (517) 303-3830
CPR class information
Media & Public Relations
Stacy Sawyer, Communications Director, (989) 225-7513
see Michigan Media Room for recent releases
24-hour National Call Center
Advocacy in Michigan
Katherine Knoll, Senior Advocacy Director (517) 349-3102 x6
Jason Harder, Grassroots Advocacy, (517) 349-3102 x4
Sarah Poole, Government Relations Director
Jump Rope For Heart / Hoops For Heart
(248) 827-4214
Jason Watkins, Planned Giving Director, (517) 349-3102 x9 Health Equity Director

Together, We are Saving Lives...