WHAT:  Hundreds of women – and men - are expected at the American Heart Association’s Kansas City Go Red for Women Luncheon nationally sponsored by CVS Health and locally presented by Advent Health. Guests will wear their favorite red attire and enjoy networking, a live auction, and educational presentations during the luncheon, which aims to raise lifesaving funds to support women's cardiovascular research, education, awareness and advocacy initiatives. Survivors, supporters and cardiovascular health experts will be in attendance.

WHO:  Emcee: Caitlin Knute, KHSB 41

  • 2024 Event Chair: Christian Barnes, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes
  • 2024 Honorary Chair: Rachel Smith, Injury Law Associates
  • 2024 Medical Chair: Dr. Michelle Dew, Advent Health
  • Featured Survivor: Angie Loving

WHERE: Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66211

WHEN: Friday, April 19

  • 10:00AM - 11:55AM: Silent Auction, Expo, & Networking
  • 11:55AM - 1:30PM: Program, Lunch, & Live Auction

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in women, claiming more lives than all cancers combined. Nearly 45% of women over age 20 are living with some form of CVD. It’s also the leading cause of maternal death in the U.S., or more simply put, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of new moms and pregnancy-related deaths are on the rise.  Yet, younger generations of women, Gen Z and Millennials, are less likely to be aware of their greatest health threat, including knowing the warning signs of heart attacks and strokes.  That’s why it’s important for all women to take charge of their heart health and encourage others to do the same. Since 2004, the Go Red for Women movement has addressed the awareness and clinical care gaps of CVD for women. As the campaign celebrates more than 20 years of making an impact, the Association calls on all women to take charge of their health and make a lasting impact on the health and well-being of their community.

Visit www.heart.org/kcgored for more information about Go Red for Women in Kansas City.


About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health, and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for a century. During 2024 - our Centennial year - we celebrate our rich 100-year history and accomplishments. As we forge ahead into our second century of bold discovery and impact, our vision is to advance health and hope for everyone, everywhere. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, X or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

About Go Red for Women® 

The American Heart Association’s signature initiative, Go Red for Women®, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. While the majority of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women. For more than two decades, Go Red for Women has encouraged awareness. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power of women to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them tools they need to lead a heart healthy life. The Go Red for Women movement is nationally sponsored by CVS Health, with additional support from national cause supporters. For more information, please visit GoRedforWomen.org or call 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721). 


Jen Riemenschneider: jen.riemenschneider@heart.org; 952-278-7936

Krystle Sherrell: Krystle.sherrell@heart.org; 316-768-3834

For Public Inquiries: 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721)

heart.org and stroke.org