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About The Hope Heart Institute

Every 33 seconds an American dies from heart disease or stroke, making it the #1 killer in America.  Heart disease and stroke take more lives than the next four causes of death combined and cost the US $316 billion a year in healthcare services and medications. But heart disease is not a number…it is our parents, husbands, wives and children. People who need someone to fight for them and educate them on the ways to reduce the risk of heart disease. The Hope Heart Institute is that gladiator…committed to standing alongside our community to beat heart disease!

We gather our inspiration from our founder Dr. Sauvage, who was more than a premier cardiac surgeon and pioneer of bypass surgery.  For him, fighting heart disease was all about the people.  He would pick patients up at the airport and sit bedside feeding them jello. His compassionate approach to heart disease is the foundation of Hope Heart.

  • The Hope Heart Institute, a Northwest based non-profit, delivers research, education and hope to those who are at risk or have been impacted by cardiovascular disease, the #1 cause of death in America.  With a focus on risk-reduction and prevention through research and community education, Hope Heart makes heart disease more beatable, treatable and preventable.
  • The Hope Heart Institute, founded by renowned cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Lester Sauvage, has a 55-year history of revolutionary medical advances and continues to fund research and scientists in the Northwest who are looking at the cause and cure of cardiovascular disease and ways to reduce risk and improve the quality of life of those affected by heart disease.


How To Support Hope Heart 

When you support the Hope Heart Institute, you support the Northwest leader in research and education for those impacted or at risk for heart disease and stroke. Different than other organizations, 100% of your donation stays local and helps the people in your own community who need it most.  Become a gladiator…you can help by supporting Hope Heart with your:

Treasure – Any donation amount is appreciated and helps us to support our community in the fight against America’s #1 killer.

Time – Hope Heart relies on our network of talented, dedicated volunteers who give their time and energy to support our cause.

Talent – Everyone has a talent, trade or gift they can share which will help us in making heart disease more beatable, treatable and preventable.

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2015 Audited Financials

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2014 Audited Financials

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Annual Report 2013

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