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Each of us has a purpose and passion that moves us. So, what does your heart beat for? 

Celebrate Heart Month with us, by joining the Hope’s social media video/photo campaign - "What Does Your Heart Beat For?" By participating, you will help us raise awareness as well as funds. Your video or photo can motivate others to think about what is important in their lives, and what they can do to be more heart-healthy.

Tell your story and call on friends and family to tell theirs. Together, we make cardiovascular disease more beatable, treatable and preventable.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3

1.       Just post a photo or make a video of yourself following these short sample scripts:

Photo message:

February is heart month! What Does Your Heart Beat For?

My heart beats for                        ! I keep my heart healthy by doing          . Friend 1 and Friend 2, INSPIRE us! Tell us what your heart beats for.

I encourage everyone to share what your heart beats for and help us fight America’s #1 killer, by making a donation to www.hopeheart.org. #HEARTBEAT

FB post sample







Video script:

“Hi, I’m ___ . My heart beats for _____!   I keep my heart healthy by doing ____.  (Call out a friend or love one)… INSPIRE us!  Tell us what your heart beats for, and make a donation to the Hope Heart Institute at www.hopeheart.org

2.       Post your photo or video

  • Include our promotion hashtag: #HEARTBEAT
  • Tag your friends so they can share what their heart beats for

3.       Help us raise awareness and funds…together we can fight America’s #1 killer.

Have fun and thank you for your support!


At The Hope, we are dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease.  Every 40 seconds an American dies from heart disease, stroke or other cardiovascular diseases – making it the #1 killer in America.  But you have the power to keep your heart healthy through dietary and lifestyle choices. Sticking to a heart-healthy lifestyle takes motivation and everyone has a different motivator.  What is yours, what drives you to be a better, happier, healthier version of yourself?

The Hope Heart Institute’s founder, Dr. Lester Sauvage was not only passionate about saving lives, but helping his patients identify what was worth living for…a purpose for getting and staying healthy.  In order to live longer you have to know what you are living for.  He often asked his patients to look within, decide what they wanted to do with the rest of their life, identify what happiness was for them and how they might achieve it.

As we journey through February and Heart Month, we invite you to share with us, what your heart beats for.  Visit us on facebook.com/HopeHeart.org and let us know!

“Happiness is the treasure of human existence. All of us desire it, but few truly attain it. Although our world is filled with promises of joy, you can achieve it best simply by following the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” – Dr. Lester Sauvage

  • Heart disease is the #1 cause of death for both men and women.
  • 1 in every 4 deaths is causes by heart disease.
  • About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year
  • Coronary heart disease costs the United States $108.9 billion each year.


Program Highlight – Athletes Take Heart™    

 ATH Assembly

This month we’d like to remind everyone that we are ALL capable of saving a life by learning CPR. Recently, The Hope held a fun, heart-healthy assembly at Rosehill Elementary School in Kirkland, WA.

There, third grader Danci Underwood was honored by the Kirkland Fire Department for using CPR to save her dad. Danci was just seven at the time, but had been taught what to do and it was life-saving knowledge. The Hope Heart Institute’s education team was on hand to celebrate with Danci and teach her fellow students how to do hands-only CPR. Children also learned about keeping their hearts healthy by following 5-2-1-0: 5 fruits and veggies, less than 2 hours of screen time, 1 hour of exercise and 0 sugary beverages every day!

Through community outreach and education, Athletes Take Heart™ raises awareness of sudden cardiac arrest among seemingly healthy athletes and young people. It provides training on how to do hands-only CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). This year, the Hope is proud to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington and has developed a pilot program to provide AEDs to club locations around our region. Volunteers, coaches and parents will be trained in hands-only CPR and how to use AEDs at the beginning of each sports season.

Learn more about Athletes Take Heart here: www.hopeheart.org/projects/athletes-take-heart-2/

On Wings Hope

 wings_of_hope_final_11This week The Hope is celebrating our 27th Annual On Wings of Hope Rock-n-Roll Benefit, an amazing night of giving and inspiration that reminds us all of the importance of taking care of our hearts. The gala is the Hope’s biggest fundraiser of the year and the support of generous sponsors, make it the unforgettable evening that it is.

We want to say a very big “Thank You!” to our Legend Sponsors: Competition Specialties; our Rock Star Sponsor: The Safeway Foundation; Platinum Sponsor: EveryMove; and our Gold Record Sponsors: Alaskan Observers, Brighton Jones, Nintendo and Talking Rain and Silver Record Sponsor; UW school of Nursing.  You’ve made On Wings of Hope possible!


Opportunities to share some love during Heart Month!

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ONEHOPE Wine - We are excited to announce our partnership with ONEHOPE Wine, a company that donates half of profits to various nonprofit partners donating more than $1.3 million to date. Starting in February, every bottle of ONEHOPE's Edna Valley Pinot Noir that is sold, will benefit The Hope Heart Institute. You can buy your ONEHOPE Wine at www.onehopewine.com

Cheers to this partnership!





Bloom2Bloom - With every bouquet purchased from Bloom2Bloom, the company will donate $1 which provides one student with a lesson on heart health and prevention with our Kids Take Heart and Youth Take Heart curricula.  You can purchase your bouquets at www.bloom2bloom.com/






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