Recently, I had the honor of co-chairing the American Heart Association’s (AHA) KC Heart Ball with Brad Sprong of KPMG. For 31 years, the KC Heart Ball has presented the community with an opportunity to celebrate research advancements, honor innovators and remember the greatest gift the American Heart Association can give families: more time. When it comes to beating heart disease life is why, and change can be the cure, which makes education and awareness vital to Kansas Citians.

As co-chairs for the event, Brad and I worked alongside dedicated volunteers to raise more than $1.1 million. It was our pleasure to stand side-by-side with the AHA in the fight against heart disease and stroke and to raise money that will help finance research, promote education and increase legislative advocacy programs in Kansas City.

Why do we do this? Check out the below video for a few people who inspired this journey.

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