Where in the world is Lub Dub?

Whole-Foods-Kids-Club-231x300 Where in the world is Lub Dub?Our cute and cuddly mascot is going to be out and about in the community this upcoming Saturday, September 19th at the Whole Foods Market Kids Club event.

Sign up today for this special edition of Kids Club. Songs and stories with the Tempe Public Library and a special guest appearance from Lub Dub from the Halle Heart Children’s Museum! FREE to attend please RSVP to sp.tem.marketing@wholefoods.com.

When: Saturday, September 19th, 2015
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Address: Whole Foods Market | 5120 S. Rural Road, Tempe AZ 85282

For more information download this flyer.

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Barrow’s Self-Empowerment Education Day for Stroke Survivors & Caregivers

Are you a stroke survivor? Are you a caregiver or family member to someone who is a stroke survivor? The Barrow welcomes all stroke survivors and their families to join this conference on Saturday, September 12th from 8:30am to 3:30pm.  This educational event is specially designed for stroke survivors and caregivers who are looking for community resources to help with post-stroke care.  Presentations will cover topics for both survivors and caregivers, together and separately.  Highlights include: Home Modifications, Technology, Intimacy, Finances, etc.  For a $10 entry fee, each attendee will receive breakfast, lunch, entry to all presentations, and a goody bag. Click here for the full event schedule. 

RSVP to 602-406-3067 or click this link to register: http://www.thebarrow.org/Conferences_And_Symposia/index.htm

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Volunteers Needed!

The Halle Heart Children’s Museum is beautifying our Group Entrance and we need your help! We need three to five volunteers to help us from 9am to 4pm for two separate days. The first day will be cleaning and preparing the area for painting on the second day. If you love to paint rooms in your house or just want to help us make the Group Entrance beautiful and inviting, we would love your help!

When: Monday, June 8th
Time: 9am – 4pm
Where: Halle Heart Children’s Museum | 2929 S. 48th Street, Tempe, AZ 85282
Note: Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on.

Need: 3-5 volunteers for the full day or half day

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When: Tuesday, June 9th
Time: 9am – 4pm
Where: Halle Heart Children’s Museum | 2929 S. 48th Street, Tempe, AZ 85282
Note: Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on.

Need: 3-5 volunteers for the full day or half day

Please send an e-mail to hhcm@heart.org or call 602.414.2800 if you are interested in volunteering.

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Halle Heart Children’s Museum Now Summer Feeding Site

For the past two years the Halle Heart Children’s Museum has partnered with St. Mary’s Food Bank  Alliance through its Kids Café Summer Food Service Program for Children to offer a heart-healthy meal to Camp Heart Beat Campers.

This year, we are expanding to become a full summer feeding site and offer lunch six days a week to children and teens looking for a summer meal they typically receive at a school location during the school year.

One in four children in Arizona live in poverty on a daily basis and do not know where their next meal is coming from. Each day, the Kids Café Program of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance distributes more than 3,000 late afternoon meals to kids who may not have anything waiting for them at home that night. A sandwich. A piece of fruit. A small carton of milk. Things so many of us take for granted each day – but these items are the difference between going to bed hungry or happy.

Heart-healthy meals will be made available FREE to all eligible children and teens who are 18 years of age and under daily (Monday – Saturday) from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. In addition, Kids Café children and teens will not only receive a FREE heart-healthy meal, they will also receive FREE museum admission.

Kids Café Meal Distribution (Beginning June 1)
Monday – Saturday | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Daily

Meals will be made available free to all eligible children at the open sites who are 18 years of age and under, within the approved geographical area, and without discrimination against any child because of race, color, national origin, sex age or disability.  Any person who believes that he/she has been discriminated against in any USDA related activity should write immediately to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250. See the full list of Summer Feeding sites here: http://www.azsummerfood.gov/food-site-locations
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World CPR Day at the HHCM

Good Morning Arizona came out to the Halle Heart Children’s Museum for World CPR Day

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For more information or to sign up for a CPR / First Aid Certification Class here at the Halle Heart Children’s Museum, visit our events page.

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Cory’s Corner Visits the HHCM

FOX 10’s Cory McCloskey has a preview of the annual Heart Ball at the Halle Heart Children’s Museum in Tempe.

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Help Reduce Childhood Obesity in Arizona

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The Halle Heart Children’s Museum is holding its first-ever fundraising event on June 3, 2015 to share our mission and help spread the word about the work we are doing to help create a generation of healthier kids. As part of this event, we are looking for sponsors — please see the attached flyer outlining the sponsorship levels for the breakfast event along with some additional longer-term museum partnership opportunities.

You probably already know that heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in America, accounting for one out of every four deaths (or about 600,000) each year. But did you know that heart disease is around 80% preventable simply by eating a healthy diet, exercising and not smoking? Despite this, more than 25% of Arizona’s kids are overweight and 1 in 8 kids in Arizona are obese — all of which leads to a lifetime of heart health issues.

Each year more than 30,000 kids, teachers and parents tour the Halle Heart Children’s Museum to learn how to live a heart healthy life, and beginning this year we will educate thousands more kids now that we’re open to the general public for the first time. By being a sponsor at our breakfast Pearson can make a real difference in the health of Arizona’s kids.

Public Hours Launch Celebration Feb. 6-7, 2015

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Lub Dub Invites You to Our Public Hours Launch Celebration!

The Halle Heart Children’s Museum is now open to the public and we’re celebrating with a two-day special event. Stop by on:

Friday Feb. 6 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Saturday Feb. 7 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

We’ll have activities, games, heart-healthy cooking demos and more. Best of all, in celebration of National Wear Red Day admission is FREE to anyone who wears red. The Halle Heart Children’s Museum educates, engages and empowers nearly 30,000 children each year through an interactive and state-of-the-art experience focused on heart healthy lifestyle choices, heart function and emergency response. Regular admission is $5 for children and adults age 4 and up (free for kids age 3 and under).

Get Involved With the Halle Heart Children’s Museum

The Halle Heart Children’s Museum educates, engages and empowers nearly 30,000 children each year through an interactive and state-of-the-art experience focused on heart healthy lifestyle choices, heart function and emergency response.

Here’s how you can get involved:

  1. Spread the Word. The Museum is open to the public noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment for group/school tours. Admission is $5 per person (Children 3 and under are free). School tours are free.
  2. Share our BOGO Coupon. We are currently offering “buy one, get one” admission. Coupons can be downloaded at http://www.hhcm.org/deals/. Please share this link with anyone you think may enjoy visiting the Museum.
  3. Book an Event. The Museum is a unique backdrop for special events year round including meetings, birthday parties, training and corporate receptions. For more information contact Claudine Wessel at (602) 414-2813 or at claudine.wessel@heart.org
  4. Be a Table Captain. The Museum is holding its first fundraising event in the late spring and is actively looking for table captains to fill a table of 10 at a free, one hour inspirational breakfast. If you are passionate about helping kids learn how to live healthier lives please consider being a table captain. More information is available by contacting Cara Foster at cara.foster@heart.org.
  5. Sponsor an Exhibit or Program. There are numerous opportunities for businesses to sponsor exhibits and programs at the Museum at wide range of sponsorship levels. Details are available by contacting Cara Foster.
  6. Get Social. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/aha.hhcm), Twitter (www.twitter.com/halleheart), and Instagram (www.instagram.com/aha.hhcm)
  7. Volunteer. The Museum is always in need of volunteers to help out with various tasks, including volunteer docents during public hours, community outreach events and so much more. For a current list of opportunities, visit our Get Involved page.

For general information about the Halle Heart Children’s Museum call (602) 414-2800 or visit www.hhcm.org.

Halle Heart Children’s Museum Open To General Public for First Time

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Tempe, Ariz., Nov. 24, 2014 — The Halle Heart Children’s Museum, the only hands-on, interactive cardiovascular learning facility in the nation, has launched public hours for the first time since opening its doors in 1996. The museum is now open to the general public Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and beginning Jan. 3, 2015 it will also be open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 for all guests age 4 and older, and free for visitors age 3 and under.

The Halle Heart Children’s Museum is dedicated to combating the childhood obesity epidemic that plagues Arizona youth by teaching children to choose healthy lifestyles. Until now the museum has only been open for school field trips and for private tours by appointment only. A grant earlier this year from Tempe-based Insight, Inc. enabled the museum to offer self-guided tours by installing video kiosks.

“We’ve been looking for a way to open to the general public for years, but it wasn’t until we brought in the kiosks that we were able to offer a self-guided experience that matches the experience of our school tours,” said Claudine M. Wessel, Programs and Operations Director for the Halle Heart Children’s Museum. “We’re thrilled to be open to the general public now so we can expand the reach of our message to thousands more children across the Valley.”

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 society, increasing a child’s risk for developing life threatening, chronic conditions much earlier in life. These devastating conditions include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type-2 diabetes, and ultimately cardiovascular disease.

The Halle Heart Children’s Museum educates children and adults on a variety of health-related topics including the benefits of exercise, eating healthy and the importance of not using tobacco products. These important teachings are reinforced through a series of fun, interactive exhibits that illustrate how kids can make the heart-healthy choices that will set them on the path to a healthier life.

About the Halle Heart Children’s Museum
The Halle Heart Children’s Museum educates, engages and empowers nearly 30,000 children each year through an interactive and state-of-the-art experience focused on heart healthy lifestyle choices, heart function and emergency response. The museum is open to the general public and for school and group tours by appointment. For more information visit www.hhcm.org or call (602) 414-2800.

About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. The Western States Affiliate serves a 10-state region (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington). To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit www.heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Media Contact: Len Gutman, (602) 414-5342, len.gutman@heart.org

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