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HEART N HANDS

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Health & Medicine
  • Women

Location

4460 SAINT BERNARD AVENEW ORLEANS, LA 70122 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our MISSION is to EMPOWER, EDUCATE and RAISE AWARENESS of heart health, heart disease prevention, provide heart health education, integrate physical fitness/exercise/sport activities and encourage healthy lifestyle choices for young girls aged 10-18 and their families. We promote physical activity, heart healthy eating and heart healthy lifestyle choices. Our GOAL is to achieve improved heart health and increased education and awareness in young girls with a focus on heart disease prevention - no. 1 killer of women

Description

In the past 6 years, Heart N Hands has educated over 4,500 girls and their families and trained over 300 girls in Hands ONLY CPR (American Heart Association New Orleans). In 2020, during COVID-19, Heart N Hands hosted:
-approximately 20 fitness/ wellness sessions to promote heart healthy activities. We provided the following physical fitness sessions: morning stretches, yoga, Zumba, mindfulness meditation, HIIT, low impact for the HEART and MORE!
-partnered with No Kid Hungry to create "Fruit Friday" - provided over400 kids in need fresh fruit and heart health education along with their school lunch.
-provided fitness instruction and heart health education to over 100 Girls Scouts who earned our "new" Love Your Heart Patch. Thanks Girl Scouts Louisiana East!
-expanded our reach and started our first Affiliate Chapter in Nashville, Tennessee.
-hosted "Running for the HEART" 5K Run/Walk, our 1st Virtual & In-Person 5K.

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