American Heart Association


1777 S. Harrison Street, Suite 500
Denver, CO 80210



Area Vice President
Rob Blaustein

Social Media
Twitter: @denverheart
Instagram: @ahacolorado

Year Established

Service Area

Mission Statement
Building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke

2020 Impact Goal
By 2020 to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20%.

Awareness Months
February - American Heart Month
May - National Stroke Awareness Month

Fundraising Events: 

Go Red for Women Luncheon
November 17, 2017
The Go Red for Women Luncheon is the AHA’s premier event for women that focuses on three areas in the fight against heart disease in women: heightening awareness, creating a passionate call-to-action, and generating funds to support education and research. Contact: Megan Calvert, 303-801-4634

Denver Heart Ball
January 27, 2018
The Denver Heart Ball raises funds to support the mission of the AHA and makes a special appeal for programs that help to benefit children’s health and stroke initiatives. Contact: Ashley Nordberg, 303-801-4655

Denver Heart and Stroke Walk
June 2018
The Denver Heart and Stroke Walk is the signature AHA event, promoting physical activity and heart healthy living in a family-friendly environment. Contact: Sara Prevost, 303-801-4650

Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart
Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart are education and fundraising events that engage elementary and middle school students with jumping rope or playing basketball, while empowering them to improve their own health and others. Contact: Elizabeth Tomlin, 913-206-1685

CycleNation is a movement to empower the nation to use cycling to get brain and heart healthy while raising funds to support research to end stroke and heart disease. Teams of four to eight ride stationary bikes in Denver location in a block-party type atmosphere. Contact: Jennifer Barker, 303-801-4657

Volunteer Opportunities: 

Events – Our fundraising activities provide for lifesaving research, outreach and educational programs dedicated to improving the lives of our community. The AHA also hosts numerous free events to the public.

Share Your Story – The AHA is always looking for people who want to share the message and mission of our organization while telling their inspirational story to others. Contact: Sanya Andersen-Vie, 303-801-4652

Advocacy – Mobilizing volunteers and staff to influence public policy decisions related to heart health and ensuring the operation of a Federal Legislative response network, are important strategies critical to our mission. Visit to become part of our network today!

Giving Opportunities: 

Fundraising Event – The AHA hosts a variety of fundraising events throughout the year. Contributions are collected through corporate sponsorships, matching gifts, and in-kind donations. Call 303-801-4630 for more information.

Cor Vitae – The Heart of Life Philanthropic Giving Society is a community of individuals who understand the importance of saving lives through the work of the AHA. Cor Vitae is the vehicle for significant supporters of the AHA to be recognized for their giving and serve as a platform to inspire others to also consider making an impact. Call 303-801-4649 for more information.

Memorial, Tribute or Designated Gifts – Donations may also be contributed via planned giving, workplace giving, vehicle donation, the Heritage Brick Wall or direct individual donation. Call 303-801-4630 for more information.

Board of Directors: 

Mark Belface
Board Chair
Ernst & Young, LLP

Peter Buttrick, MD
Board President
University of Colorado School of Public Health Anschutz Medical Campus

Ed Balcerzak
Immediate Past Chair

Wouter van Kempen
Past Chair
DCP Midstream

Kim Bimestefer
KB Consulting

Pat Cortez
Wells Fargo

Raymond Estacio, MD
Denver Health and Hospital Authority

Jim Fullerton
Financial Consultant

Scott Hefner
Ernst & Young LLP

Judy Regensteiner, Ph.D.
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Mike Ramseier
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Meshach Rhoades
Armstrong Teasdale

Bob Weil
Catholic Health Initiatives