MUSIC FOR THE HEART works to eliminate cardiovascular disease by supporting scientific research. We raise money by producing world-class musical concerts and we educate the public through our Focus on Science events. We recognize that music is an efficient, effective means for engaging people and stimulating thought and, as such, a sustainable basis for creating positive impact. We have donated over $100,000 to the
FACTS ABOUT HEART DISEASE
A woman's diet and her muscle mass during pregnancy play a critical role in risk of heart disease in her offspring during adult life.
Cardiovascular disease causes more loss of life than the seven other leading causes of death COMBINED.
A woman's risk of dying from cardiovascular disease is 5 times greater than dying from breast cancer.
Cardiovascular disease is the cause of death in 50% of deaths in the
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Bruce, John & Janine visit their friends at Stephenson Elementary School in SW Portland
Mrs. Snodgrass' 3rd Graders sent in a Stump the Jock question a few weeks ago that stumped Mr. Smarty Pants. Then they invited us to have lunch with them at the school. We had pizza in their classroom and had fun meeting and talking with the kids. This picture is of the class, Mrs. Snodgrass and us in the hall next to a beautiful mosaic they made of downtown Portland with help from a local artist. We had a blast and the kids and Mrs. Snodgrass were wonderful!
That's Bruce & John standing in the back, I'm on the floor with the kids in front of them wearing black and Mrs. Snodgrass is against the wall on the right.
BTW...This was their "stumper":
Q: Who appeared on the 1st dollar bill?
A: Salmon P. Chase. In 1862 he was in charge of handling the government's money.