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Boys & Girls Club summer campn croppedSeptember is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like high blood pressure and heart disease.

Our lives have gotten busier and filled with more to-do’s and activities for our families. With this comes jumping in the car to drive down the street or picking up an electronic device to “play a quick game” to pass the time until the next item on the itinerary. How about a change? We challenge you to put down the car key and smart phone and instead, walk your kids to their practice, go outside and throw the ball around or go for a quick bike ride.

Not only will these choices release endorphins that will decrease your stress level, they will set you on the right track to creating lasting memories and healthy habits with your kids!

Get Ready For A Healthier School Year

SNACK2We are embracing the “back to school” fever! No matter what grade or stage of life you are entering, here are some simple ideas that will set you up for health and success!

One of the ways we love to engage with our community is with our Family Health & Fitness Nights. The Hope works with schools to educate staff, students and families on ways to rethink the way they eat and keep their bodies moving.

The Hope is thrilled to continue its partnership with Seattle Seahawk Michael Bennett and The Bennett Foundation as we work together to fight childhood obesity through nutrition, education and activity in our community.

This September, we encourage everyone to be thinking of creative ways of incorporating healthy habits every day of the year.  Whether it is a class party or an office celebration, start thinking about “treats” in a whole new way. Consider making a rainbow fruit kabob for your child to enjoy with their classmates or for you to share with colleagues. Everyone loves a yogurt parfait filled with fresh fruit and Greek yogurt, which will also provide a little protein boost to power you through the day.

Follow us on Facebook for updates and ideas on how to incorporate healthier choices into your family’s lifestyle!

Upcoming Events

Bike for Hope with special guest Michael Bennett

Presented by:


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Arrival:  7:15 pm - 9:15pm

Flywheel, Bellevue

1032 106th Ave NE #124, Bellevue, WA 98004




Reserve your bike for $200 or

Ride as a VIP! Reserve your bike for $500 and receive premier bike location, VIP swag and special recognition at the event!

Raise money – After you register you can start your fundraising page and invite friends, family and colleagues to donate. Prizes and awards await top fundraisers!

Ride – 45 minutes of high energy cycling with an inspirational instructor and motivation by Michael. All levels of fitness welcome.

Reverse the rate of cardiovascular disease!

Thanks to our generous sponsors, all bike reservations are 100% tax deductible donations to The Hope Heart Institute.

Bennett Foundation

Thank you to The Bennett Foundation  - a partner in the mission to end childhood obesity through education, activity and nutrition.

Supporting Sponsors:


Register as a Sponsor:  $750 - $2,500

Sponsorship Reservations

Register as a Rider:  $200 or $500

Individual Reservations

Unable to attend? You can still put a spin on it!

Gift in Lieu of Attendance

More Information:

Create Your Fundraising Page

Bike for Hope Pledge Form

Bike for Hope Sponsor Commitment Form

Bike for Hope Fact Sheet

Bike for Hope Sponsor Benefits

Take Heart Luncheon

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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.

Please visit here for Reservations and Sponsorship information.

Woodinville-to-Redmond Wine and Beer Country Half


Volunteers needed!  The Hope is a charity partner of the September 17 Woodinville – to – Redmond Wine and Beer Country Half Marathon and we invite you to volunteer.  Not only will you have a lot of fun, but your volunteer time will result in a $50 donation to The Hope from Destination Races.  Choose one or more shifts, invite your friends and family to join you, and support The Hope!

Learn more and register as a volunteer at Woodinville-to-Redmond Wine and Beer Country Half Marathon  http://www.hopeheart.org/events/woodinville-to-redmond-wine-beer-country-half-marathon/


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