• 6th Annual Superhero Heart Run – 2019

    The Des Moines Superhero Heart Run is BACK and we are ready to “Save the Day for #CongenitalHeartDefects“! Join forces with Help-A-Heart & Heart Heroes on Sunday, October 13 at Raccoon River Park Softball Complex (Coneflower Shelters) from 12-4 PM as we walk, run & FLY for those impacted by #CHD. Proceeds raised from this […]

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  • 2019 Superhero Heart Run Ambassador – Charlie Strand

    Charlie’s Journey – The Best is Yet to Come…. Written by Staci Strand, Charlie’s mother Sometimes the simplest of sayings, while you may not know it at the time, have different meanings each time it is brought into focus.  There’s a lot packed into a simple phrase like, The Best is Yet to Come.   […]

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  • Kendra Scott Fundraiser

    We are so excited that Kendra Scott is giving 20% of their sales back to Help-A-Heart on Thursday, August 29 from 5:30-8:30 PM! Their address is 101 Jordan Creek Pkwy, #11110 in West Des Moines at the Jordan Creek Mall. Can’t make it to the event, NO PROBLEM! Phone orders will be accepted as well! […]

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  • Thank You for your AMAZING Support!

    We feel truly blessed & incredibly grateful by the amount of support shown to our organization Monday night at our 14th Annual Celebration Of Life Dinner & Silent Auction. We are so excited to share that it was another RECORD BREAKING year! We raised over $22,000 and had over 400 people come help us celebrate […]

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  • 2019 Auction Ambassador – Jameson Heidesch

    Meet Jameson! During the holiday season 2017, our full-term baby boy kept us on pins and needles all winter and into the spring, living in the hospital. In utero, we knew about a VSD, but doctors were not concerned and said the VSD closed. After Jameson was born, our lives were stripped away from us when […]

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  • 14th Annual Celebration of Life Dinner & Silent Auction ~ LISTING INCLUDED

    Dear Help-A-Heart Supporter, We are just under a week away from Help-A-Heart’s 14th Annual ‘Celebration of Life’ Dinner & Silent Auction! As promised, attached below you will find the listing of auction items that will be available on Monday, June 24th, at the event. If you are unable to attend the event, you can email […]

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  • 2018 Superhero Heart Run Ambassador ~ Zion Svoboda

    Zion was born 11/26/14 with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). He was undiagnosed until 2 weeks after birth. It’s no surprise that when these things happen, you are in shock. We were feeling all sorts of worry and stress, fear and anxiousness. Not too long after we put word out about Zion’s heart, we were contacted […]

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  • It’s Not How Fast You Run That Makes the Race Good, It’s the Love Along the Way

    written by Shannon Boyd, Hudson’s mom (originally posted on Heart Heroes‘ blog, reposted with permission) That’s me, the mom crouched down on the bottom left with the headband.  That’s my kid, Hudson, running.  We went to the Des Moines Superhero Heart Run last year, hoping he would like being surrounded by other kids with special hearts.  Or […]

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  • Help-A-Heart’s 13th Annual ‘Celebration of Life’ Dinner & Silent Auction

    Dear Help-A-Heart Supporter, We are less than a week away from Help-A-Heart’s 13th Annual ‘Celebration of Life’ Dinner & Silent Auction! As promised, attached you will find the listing of auction items that will be available on Monday, June 25, at the event. If you are unable to attend the event, you can email auction […]

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  • Happy 2018!

    Happy 2018 from Help-A-Heart!  A few of our heart heroes, Carver, Kiran, Kellan & Addison would like to wish you a happy new year!  We are so blessed by a wonderful 2017 & can’t wait to see what the new year brings!  To our amazing & steadfast supporters who make it possible to do what we […]

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