Bennett Foundation OCEAN Health Fest
We were so proud to partner with the Michael Bennet Foundation as they hosted 500 kids and families at this years' OCEAN Health Fest, sharing tips for living a healthy lifestyle!
Hope Happy Hour
The Hope Happy Hour held on May 17 at Bellevue’s Tavern Hall, raised $35,000 to improve cardiovascular health outcomes for underserved and at-risk members of our community!
Emceed by KING 5’s Chris Daniels, the event featured a silent auction, raise the paddle and one-on-one interviews with two of Seattle’s great coaches, University of Washington Women’s Basketball Coach Mike Neighbors and Seattle University Men’s Basketball Coach Cameron Dollar. The evening concluded with a signing of 12th Man Flags for top bidders by Seattle Seahawks Eric Pinkins and Terry Poole.
All event proceeds benefit the Hope Heart’s programs and services for tens of thousands of at-risk and medically underserved individuals. Programs include the Take Heart education series and innovative K-12 curriculum, and the Heart Restart community outreach program, which makes AED’s and CPR training more readily available.
CPR / AED Awareness Week – Learn To Save A Life
June 1st – 7th is CPR / AED Awareness Week, Lives can be saved if more people know CPR and how to use an AED. Nearly 300,000 Americans die of sudden cardiac arrest each year, however bystander CPR can double or triple a person’s chances of survival. 70% of Americans do nothing because they are afraid of doing something wrong-- we are here to help change that statistic!
The Hope Heart Institute’s Heart Restart program works to raise awareness of the risks of sudden cardiac arrest and increase our community’s preparedness through hands-only CPR and AED training. This program partners with local organizations, clubs, and area schools to provide this lifesaving equipment and training.
We are so proud of our partnership and pilot program with The Boys & Girls Clubs which aims to make these life-saving tools available to youth, volunteers and coaches. Hope staff and volunteers train volunteer coaches, parents and Boys & Girls Club staff at the beginning of each sports season. In addition, we have raised funds to successfully place AED’s in clubs without devices and have donated 10 devices to date in clubs throughout Washington State. To learn more about Heart Restart or how you can equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to save a life, visit our website at www.hopeheart.org.
Men’s Health Week
June 13-19 is Men’s Health Awareness Week – let’s take this time to raise awareness of making healthy lifestyle choices for yourself or the man in your life. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for men in the U.S. claiming more than 390,000 lives each year. Developing healthy lifestyle habits and managing risk factors from an early age can reduce the chances of heart attack and stroke by 80 percent!
Here are some simple ways the men in our lives can lead a healthier and longer life:
- Eat healthy. Nutritious foods give you energy and may lower your risk of certain diseases. Focus on getting your 5-9 serving of fruits and vegetables every day and learning nutrition basics and how to read a food label.
- Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight or obese can raise your risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Find out your body mass index (BMI) to see if you're at risk. Eat healthy foods, control portion sizes, and be active to keep your weight in check.
- Get moving. Regular exercise is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Every little bit counts, so consider the stairs instead of the elevator to get your heart pumping.
- Be smoke-free. Smoking is linked to many of the leading causes of death, including cancer, lung disease, heart disease and stroke. If you smoke, quit today!
- Get routine exams and screenings. Ask about screening tests for certain diseases and conditions, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.
Fundraising is FUN!
You can create your own event or personal fundraiser to support The Hope. Be as creative as you like; we don’t mind. In fact, we encourage it!
Create and promote your personal online fundraising page. Tell your story about how cardiovascular disease has impacted your life, honor or pay tribute to a loved one, celebrate a special occasion or solicit support for your participation in a sports event or activity by inviting family, friends, and co-workers to give a gift to The Hope. It’s easy, just visit www.everydayhero to create your online fundraiser and choose The Hope Heart Institute as your charity partner.
Host a Fundraiser
The recipe is simple:
Mixed with a creative idea
Add friends, family, neighbors and colleagues
Blend in easy fundraising options
Sprinkle with heart health information
Yield: Support to The Hope to help end cardiovascular disease as the #1 killer in America
Each year, people all over the Northwest are turning their passions into actions—fundraising with friends, fundraising with neighbors, fundraising at work - no idea is too small or too unique, or try one of these:
Wear Red Party
Decorate Your Workstation Party
Call us with your idea and let us cheer you on! 425.456.8710
SAVE THE DATE
Take Heart Luncheon
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Transform habits to live a lifestyle that honors you! Join the movement to end cardiovascular disease as the #1 killer in America by equipping yourself and our community with the education, support and resources needed to live a healthy, fit and joyful life.
Reservations and Sponsorship information at www.hopeheart.org/events