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Kids get fit with Michael Bennett!

Students and families of John Muir Elementary School in Kirkland got active and educated about eating and living healthy, with Seattle Seahawk, Michael Bennett.

More thank 400 family members joined us for Family Health & Fitness Night, sponsored by The Bennett Foundation.  It was a high energy evening full of is a Michael Bennett The Hope for Family Healthy and Fitness Night

Check out this awesome event captured by King 5's Evening Magazine.

 

Improving survival rates takes a community!

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With October being Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness month and fall sports in full swing, it is important to take the steps to get educated.  Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) causes over 350,000 deaths in the U.S. each year and is the leading cause of death in competitive youth athletes, claiming a life every three days. The good news is YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE! Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.

STEPS

  1. Check for responsiveness and breathing.
  2. Call 9-1-1 and get an AED (if one is available).
  3. Perform CPR by pushing hard and fast in the center of the chest.
  4. Use the AED when it arrives, by turning it on and following the directions.
  5. Provide care until help arrives.

Seattle and King County report one of the highest SCA survival rates in the world at around 62%. Learn the steps to take in a sudden cardiac arrest emergency and join the 70% of the Seattle area population that is trained in CPR and prepared to save a life!

 Program Spotlight - Heart Restart

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The Hope is proud to offer our community Heart Restart program. Heart Restart is an outreach and education program that raises awareness of sudden cardiac arrest, and provides skill-based training on how to do hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). This program focuses on the importance of being prepared to recognize a sudden cardiac arrest and empowered to act in an emergency.

The Heart Restart program is dedicated to partnering with local organizations, youth clubs and area schools to provide this lifesaving training. In addition, this program works to equip our partners with a defibrillator making each location, and our community, a safer place. Over the past year we have placed 13 AEDs and equipped more than 500 people with the skills to save a life!

If you are interested in learning more about HeartRestart for your business, community group or school, please contact Jaclyn Ng at jng@hopeheart.org.

Events

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Take Heart Luncheon - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

12:00pm-1:30pm

What is your emotional fitness and does it impact your overall health?  For decades we have overlooked the critical role that our emotional health plays in our medical health.  Join us on October 18th at the Take Heart luncheon as special guest and New York Times bestselling author, Connie Guttersen, R.D., Ph.D.  takes us on a journey of  how to transform one’s body from the inside out – emotionally, mentally, physically; heart, mind and body.

Special Guest:  Connie Guttersen, R.D, Ph.D, a New Your Times bestselling author, registered dietitian and nutrition instructor at the word famous Culinary Institute of America.

Reservations and information at www.hopeheart.org/events

 

 

 

 

 

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