Ray Wardle, 80, started playing hockey as a child, stopped being active after university and has made physical activity a part of his life since picking it back up in his 30s.
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Get heart healthyGet heart healthy
The Heart and Stroke Foundation and Desjardins Insurance in co-operation with The Globe and Mail’s Custom Content Group have launched a new Heart Health e-magazine to help Canadians learn about ways to improve their heart health. http://specialfeature.heartandstroke.ca/

Dr. Michael HillStroke research breakthrough announced
A new treatment has been shown to cut in half the death rate from major strokes caused by a blood clot. The dramatic results came in a clinical trial led by researchers at the University of Calgary and co-funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Read more.


2015 Report on Health2015 Report on Health
The 2015 Heart and Stroke Foundation Report on the Health of Canadians looks back on 60 years of research, revealing astonishing improvements in diagnosis, treatments, and outcomes. However, these gains will be threatened as some risk factors are set to rise sharply. Read more.




Your investment can save livesMake a gift of securities
Did you know that donating securities is a tax-effective way to support life-saving research? Learn how your gift of stock could help the Foundation improve the health of every Canadian family, every day.



Recognize stroke FASTRecognize stroke FAST
Stroke is a medical emergency. Knowing the signs and acting quickly could mean the difference between life and death, or between a full recovery and lasting disability. Now all you need to remember is FAST. Find out what it means.



Does your community need a life-saving AED?Does your community need a life-saving AED?
Hockey rinks and recreational facilities across Canada will become safer places thanks to a joint program of the federal government and the Heart and Stroke Foundation that will place 2,000 life-saving automated external defibrillators (AEDs) across Canada. Applications are now open. Learn how to apply.


Working together for a healthier CanadaWorking together for a healthier Canada
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is proud to be one of 16 national health charities that form Healthpartners. This unique partnership successfully mobilizes workplace giving directed at improving the health of all Canadians. Learn how you can help.

Introducing the newest edition of the Quick and Healthy Cookbook - celebrating the root vegetable!
With its fifth edition, the Quick and Healthy Cookbook is back  to celebrate the humble root vegetable with a variety of nutrition packed recipes anyone can enjoy. Download it here or call and get your FREE copy at 204-949-2000 or toll-free 1-888-473-4636.



Supporting excellence in cardiology
Congratulations to Dr. Robin Ducas, winner of the 2014 Sanofi / Heart and Stroke Foundation award in cardiology. Read her inspiring reasons for pursuing a career in cardiac care.


Healthy Eating Segments Get heart-healthy tips and recipes with our Heart Smart Home Cooking videos and Breakfast Television segments 
Manitoba's Nutrition Managers Amanda Nash and Christine Houde demonstrate recipes from our Quick & Healthy Cookbook with their Heart Smart Home Cooking video segments. Also, if you missed it, be sure to catch Amanda Nash's tips as featured on Breakfast Television the first Tuesday of every month. Watch BT's latest segments!

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