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Would you know what to do if your child or family member went into cardiac arrest? A neighbor or a teammate? 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. Nationally, almost 89% of those who suffer SCA do not survive. Improving survival rates requires a coordinated community response and success begins with bystander action and intervention.

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness month. Fall sports in full swing, it is important to take steps to get educated.  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.


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  1. Check for responsiveness and breathing.
  2. Call 9-1-1 and get an AED.
  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 Puget Sound residents who are trained in CPR, and prepared to save a life.


Please join us for The Hope Heart Institute Take Heart luncheon!

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We are pleased to honor Dr. Mark Dedomenico with The Hope Heart Institute's Change the Course Award, for his innovation and commitment to cardiovascular health.

Take Heart will address the urgent issue of childhood obesity and cardiovascular disease risk factors affecting our nation, and highlight the prevention measures available to all to reduce their risk. Equip yourself, while providing the residents of our state, with the information and resources needed to live a healthy, fit and joyful life. Reservation details are below.

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Individual Reservations: $100
Sponsorship: $1,500-$20,000
Table Captains are VIP! Reserve your table today!
Please RSVP by October 14, 2015
Unable to attend? Please consider a gift

100% of net proceeds from Take Heart will support the residents of Washington State by investing in prevention science research and community education to combat cardiovascular disease.

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.

In 2014, The Hope partnered with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellevue to ensure their locations were equipped with an automated external defibrillator (AED) and provide hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and AED training with staff and volunteer coaches.

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.



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The Annual On Wings of Hope Gala is on Friday, January 29 at the Showbox SoDo. It is going to be an unforgettable night of giving!

With a fun cocktail hour, lively auction and dinner, and live entertainment by Shelley and the Curves, this will be a night you won’t soon forget! Leave your ball gown and tuxedo at home and pull out your best jeans and rock shirt!

Join Us!

Friday, January 29, 2016
Doors Open at 6pm
Showbox SoDo
1700 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134

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