New York City Young Professionals


This group is headed by young NYC leaders, who want to take action and make a difference by increasing awareness, education and funds for cardiovascular diseases and stroke while building a healthier New York City. Through educational forums, social events, exercise classes and volunteering opportunities, the group has evolved into a network of amazing, intelligent and passionate volunteers who have created a strong and engaged community. Learn more today! (PDF)

Calendar of Events

The NYC Young Professional's have 1-2 events per month, revolving around education, volunteering, social and exercise. Please contact Tara Kleshefsky: to see what is currently going on!

Red Ball Responsibilities (PDF)

New York City Young Professionals host community events


The numbers speak for themselves: we lose an American to heart disease and stroke every 39 seconds. For young adults under the age of 40, our rates are rising. The Young Professionals are going to change that. Young Professionals volunteers have been inspired to get involved, be it because their lives have been directly or indirectly affected by heart diseases and stroke, or because they want to be a part of this active community.

Members of the New York City Young Professionals.


By 2020, the American Heart Association’s goal is to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

The American Heart Association Young Professionals has many opportunities available for corporate sponsorship (PDF). All sponsorship opportunities are customizable.

If you have any questions about the Young Professionals or how to get involved, please reach out to Tara Kleshefsky at or 212-878-5907.