The Delano-based nonprofit works with iconic bands and top doctors to help patients with aortic diseases from diagnosis to recovery.
Mitch Lafon interviews Kelly Keagy with Night Ranger and Pete Johnson from the Street Band (and VP of Rock from the Heart). The guys talk about recovering from heart surgery and music.
Kelly Keagy, drummer for Night Ranger, talks with Moose, Robbie, and Dave from on the 107.9 Fox morning show about the upcoming Rock from the Heart benefit concert in Fargo, Feb 12, 2022.
We were honored to tell the story of how Rock from the Heart was founded with The E.W. Scripps Company.
Pete & Amy Johnson founded "Rock From the Heart", a non-profit charity to educate, raise awareness and support those with heart valve disease. Based in Minnesota, they host annual events that include rock concerts featuring world class acts such as Night Ranger. Watch as Bob and Amy discuss the many aspects, challenges and victories those facing and dealing with heart valve disease encounter.
We shared our family story and how it inspired our Rock from the Heart movement with WCCO Radio.
"Arena rock band drummer Kelly Keagy and Star Tribune journalist Randy Furst might be an odd couple, but both are working to raise cardiac awareness after having their own heart surgeries." --Jeremy Olson, Star Tribune
Click HERE to read the full story.
We were honored to share the Rock from the Heart story on the "Where Are They Now" series hosted by Aortic Hope on AHTV on June 26, 2021.
Thanks for having us on!
"I just want to do something to show people, hey, there's a life after getting split open. I mean, you don't have to buy an old guy hat and sit around the house all day." Johnson said as he pointed to his hat. "Buy an old guy hat and take it off and go out and rock out."