Get a Behind the Scenes Look at the HHCM on an Upcoming Tour de Lub Dub

10553372_732424080136482_810892623040169411_n Get a Behind the Scenes Look at the HHCM on an Upcoming Tour de Lub DubDid you know that childhood obesity is widely considered the number-one health crisis facing American youth today, with one in three youth under the age of 20 being obese or severely overweight? This national epidemic has dramatic effects on our society because it increases our children’s risk for developing life threatening, chronic conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type-2 diabetes, and ultimately cardiovascular disease much earlier in life. The good news is that 80 percent of heart disease is preventable and the key to prevention is education.

The Halle Heart Children’s Museum is the only hands-on, interactive cardiovascular learning facility in the nation. Each year more than 30,000 children and adults visit the Museum and are educated in a fun, interactive environment about how to make healthy food choices, become more physically active and say “no” to smoking.

To help spread the word about this wonderful museum, we are holding special tours of the facility over the next several months. You are invited to attend one of these free, one-hour tours so you can see for yourself what a remarkable community resource it is and why it’s considered one of the best kept secrets in the Valley! This is not a fundraising event and you will not be asked to donate anything – it is simply a great way for us to get the word out about the Museum because we know that once you see it for yourself you’ll tell everyone you know about it.

Dates and times for the upcoming tours are located on our website and there is RSVP information there as well. If you have a group you’d like to bring on a tour let us know and we can arrange a special tour at a date and time that is convenient to you.

Help us spread the word about the Halle heart Children’s Museum. Tell your friends, family and associates about this unique opportunity.

April a Busy Month at HHCM

Kitchen-Cafe-Cooking-Demonstration-300x225 April a Busy Month at HHCMThe 2013-14 school year has been a busy time at the Halle Heart Children’s Museum, with groups of students touring the space nearly every day. But even as the school year winds down, activity at the museum is picking up. April is on track to be a record month for special events at the museum with a wide range of outside groups and internal events taking place in this beautiful facility. Some of the groups taking advantage of the facility include the Black Nurses Association of Greater Phoenix which will be hosting a series of heart-healthy cooking classes in the kitchen café, CSW Contractors which is holding a luncheon in the activity center and the Arizona Public Health Association which is having an evening reception. Speaking of events, Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care will be using the museum’s activity center over the next several months for a series of training classes for their employees and area healthcare workers that will bring in a significant amount of revenue for the museum. This contract is the first of what the museum hopes will be many more substantial revenue generating events at the museum.

The other exciting news for the museum is that this Fall it will be launching a unique fundraising program which is designed to introduce the museum and its mission to a much broader audience across the valley and raise funds to help offset operating and program costs. The system is designed to engage and develop relationships with individual donors to build a passionate donor base that is committed to our long-term financial sustainability. Watch for more details soon.

HHCM Says Thank You

Every day, your volunteer work helps us breathe life into healthier communities across the country. Thanks to your commitment, talent and passion as a volunteer, Americans are living healthier and lowering their chances of heart disease and stroke.

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we’d like to take a moment say thank you for seeing the bright future ahead for the American Heart Association.

Team Lub Dub Debuts New Mobile Sorting Game at Heart Walk

HHCMHeartWalkBooth2014-300x224 Team Lub Dub Debuts New Mobile Sorting Game at Heart WalkThe 2014 Phoenix Heart Walk was held on Saturday, March 29 in downtown Phoenix with more than 15,000 participants raising funds for the AHA. This year’s walk was a tremendous success, raising more than $1.2 million to date.

The Halle Heart Children’s Museum once again had a booth at the Heart Healthy Festival before and after the walk. Staff members spoke to children and adults about the benefits of healthy eating and exercise and provided information about the museum.

The team was also excited to introduce its new mobile food sorting game for kids to enjoy while visiting the booth. The exhibit was completed just in time for the walk by our friends at Nicomia and it made its debut at the booth. Visitors were asked to sort through various foods and drinks and place them in the appropriate bin depending on whether they were grains, proteins, fruits, etc. The game is modeled off the full size sorters in the museum’s marketplace exhibit.

Also in attendance at the walk was our very own Lub Dub, who not only spent time at the HHCM booth but who also greeted walkers at the event finish line. Lub Dub is a huge fan favorite whenever he’s out in the community, which has been often recently. Not only was Lub Dub at the walk, but he made several special appearances at corporations like Banner and Medtronic in advance of the walk to fire up employee walkers.

We’re excited about our new mobile sorting game and plan to bring it with us into the community at upcoming events. If you’d like to have representatives from the museum along with the game at your event just let us know. You can give us a call at (602) 414-2800 or drop us a note at info@halleheartchildrensmuseum.org.

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Halle Heart Open House Hosts Valley Business Leaders

HHCMOpenHouse-300x168 Halle Heart Open House Hosts Valley Business LeadersArea business leaders and friends of the Halle Heart Children’s Museum were on hand Thursday evening, Feb. 20 for an Open House event. Visitors enjoyed some heart-healthy snacks while getting a firsthand look at one of the Valley’s premier education-oriented venues.

The HHCM is a great place to host events, and in fact it’s very affordable compared to other Valley event space. Not to mention, the museum offers a beautiful and unique backdrop for your meeting. If you’d like more information about hosting your next meeting or event at the HHCM visit our events page or give us a call at (602) 414-2800xEPMsFKs7YmM8bsAMlyf2OwTPszAMZMeayGCpJVAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC Halle Heart Open House Hosts Valley Business Leaders.

If you missed the Open House and would like to stop by for a tour give us a call or send us a request through our website.

Lub Dub Visits Banner Children’s for Heart Walk Kickoff

LubDubCardon-300x225 Lub Dub Visits Banner Children's for Heart Walk KickoffLub Dub made a special appearance at the Banner Children’s at Cardon as Banner Desert Medical Center kicked off its Heart Walk Team today. Banner is one of the leading corporate sponsors of this year’s Heart Walk and is currently leading the event with more than 600 walkers and more than $42,000 raised.

Lub Dub was a big hit at the kickoff, but made an even bigger impression with patients as he toured the patient areas.

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Arizona Highways Visits the HHCM

Check out when Arizona Highway visited the Halle Heart Children’s Museum

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