Partnering with Athletic Testing Solutions, a local organization, to provide fully-funded heart screenings to Kansas City’s underserved youth. These fully-funded heart screenings include all of the tests vital to analyzing the health of a child’s heart: blood pressure, electrocardiogram (ECG), and an echocardiogram (heart ultrasound). The Foundation held its first fully-funded heart screening with ATS on December 21, 2017. Of the 32 children who received a heart screening, one was found to have a potentially serious heart issue requiring further evaluation. The Foundation’s second fully-funded heart screening with ATS will be held June 9, 2018 in conjunction with Big Brothers Big Sisters KC where 75 “littles” will receive heart screenings.
Children's Mercy Hospital
Donating a portion of the proceeds to Children’s Mercy Congenital Heart Defect Family Support Fund to provide much needed assistance to children and families suffering from congenital heart defects, such as medical equipment and supplies for home use, adaptive strollers, cribs, assistance with funeral expenses and transportation costs for travel to other centers of excellence. Last year, with the help of our sponsors, we were able to donate $25,000 to help the patients and families at Children’s Mercy.