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Heart & Stroke Ball

The 25th annual Heart & Stroke Ball promises to be a fabulous evening on February 18th at the Kansas City Convention Center. Guests will enjoy a formal dinner and a special performance by Lynne Jordan and the Shivers. Tina and Paul Neidlein, Linda and David Gentile and Leigh and Tyler Nottberg are the co-chairmen. Proceeds will support the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association’s mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Also featured in the January 21st issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Blaine Fisher

Tina and Paul Neidlein, Linda and David Gentile and Leigh and Tyler Nottberg, co-chairmen



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