Golf is recommended for heart kids as a safe sport by pediatric cardiologists!
Angels for Hearts’ mission is to bring normalcy to pediatric heart patients ages newborn to 18, both in and out of the hospital. They remind heart kids that first and foremost they are kids before being heart patients.
Angels for Hearts have several programs that cater to the needs of heart kids and families.
- I <3 Golf: an annual series of golf clinics, held at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex.
- Wishes, Wants, & Needs: Providing discretionary funds and responding to requests from Child Life Specialists at regional hospitals for anything pediatric heart patients and their families may wish, want or need while in the hospital.
- Santa’s Wishes: Working with Child Life Specialists to deliver Christmas presents to pediatric heart patients.
- Heart Families Rock: an annual “Heart Families Rock” dinner and dance party celebrating heart kids and their families.
Meet Kimberly Kaufman, founder of Angels for Hearts
Kimberly Kaufman is a Sacramento native diagnosed with congestive heart failure at the young age of 30. Through her experiences in the hospital meeting pediatric heart patients and their families, Kim realized she was in a unique position to help.
With her parents, Curtis and Patti Kaufman, Kimberly founded Angels for Hearts in 2008 as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.