Local Entrepreneur named 2023 Kansas City Woman of Impact Award Winner

KANSAS CITY, JUNE 2, 2023 – Haley Haar, president and owner of AlphaGraphics Kansas City has been named the 2023 Kansas City Woman of Impact Award Winner. The recognition by the American Heart Association, devoted to a world of healthier lives for all, is awarded annually to the Woman of Impact nominee who earns the most points during a 9-week fundraising and heart health education drive.  

Haar earned the award, part of the American Heart Association’s long-standing Go Red for Women® movement, for leading the way to raise over $50,000 and participate in mission-impact activities for the American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative.

“Taking part in the Woman of Impact program was personal for me. My mom passed away in December 2022 after years of living with heart issues. She was recovering from a 12-week battle with COVID-19 when she had a stroke that led to her death,” said Haar. “My mother was one of the strongest and bravest people I have ever known. I’m honored by this recognition, but most of all I’m incredibly proud of the contributions we’ve made together in support of Go Red for Women. My hope is that the girls of today will not have the same health risks in the future.”

Each year, a group of Kansas City women are nominated to embark on a journey starting on National Wear Red Day in February and culminating on April 6 to earn the local title.

Collectively, this year’s nominees raised over $154,000 for the Kansas City American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement.

“We are so grateful to Haley and to all of our nominees for their work elevating the Go Red for Women message and raising critical funds in support of our local mission,” said Morgan Hicks, American Heart Association Development Director. “While our work is far from finished, we’ve made considerable progress in women’s heart health awareness. With advocates like Haley and our other Woman of Impact nominees leading the way, our city is stronger and our future is brighter.”

While a large majority of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular disease continues to be a woman’s greatest health threat, taking the life of 1 in 3 women. Research published by the American Heart Association shows that younger women, particularly Millennials and Gen Z may not be aware of their risk for heart disease and stroke[1]. For more information or to get involved visit www.heart.org.


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 19 years, 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). 

About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

For local media inquiries:
DeEtta Lee, Communications Director
American Heart Association
Call or Text: 515-250-8392
Email: DeEtta.Lee@heart.org
Public Inquiries: 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721)
heart.org and stroke.org


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