EVERY NINE MINUTES A CANADIAN SUFFERS A STROKE. THE BEST WAY TO SAVE YOURSELF
OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW FROM THE EFFECTS OF A STROKE IS TO KNOW THE SIGNS.



This film gives you the opportunity to experience a stroke through the eyes of either a victim or a witness.
The 'S' key on your keyboard allows you to switch back and forth between the two perspectives.


Attention: To optimally experience this video functionality, we are advising to view it on a desktop computer.



Act FAST with the Stroke Emergency Checklist

 

 

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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.


CP joins Foundation to advance cardiac researchCP joins Foundation to advance cardiac research
Cardiac research in Canada received a major boost with the announcement of a commitment by Canadian Pacific of $3 million over three years to fund grants through the Foundation’s research program. Read more about this visionary partnership.

Take
control of your blood pressureTake control of your blood pressure
High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for stroke and a major risk factor for heart disease. Reduce your risk with the free online Heart&Stroke Blood Pressure Action Plan can. Try it today.


May is Leave a Legacy MonthMay is Leave a Legacy Month
What will your legacy be? By including the Foundation in your Will, you’ll support life-saving heart disease and stroke research – and give your family and friends a brighter future. Get your free guide today.


Are you or a loved one
living with heart disease or stroke?Are you or a loved one living with heart disease or stroke?
If you or someone you are caring for has experienced a stroke, heart disease or a heart attack, we want to hear from you! Please share your insights through our focus groups or online survey, Learn how to participate.



Eat healthier and support the FoundationEat healthier and support the Foundation
The Get Enough Helper App from Dairy Farmers of Canada helps you make sure you’re meeting recommended servings from Canada’s Food Guide. Plus, for each day you use the App, Dairy Farmers of Canada will donate $1 to the Foundation. Get the App now.


Beauty
from the Heart at HoltsBeauty from the Heart at Holts
You’re invited! On Wednesday June 10, show your love for summer beauty and join us for a night of charity shopping. 10% of beauty purchases from the evening will be donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. See event details and RSVP.



Get heart healthyGet heart healthy
Find topical info and lifestyle advice in Heart Health, a new e-magazine created by The Globe and Mail’s Custom Content Group in co-operation with The Heart and Stroke Foundation and Desjardins Insurance. Check it out.

Four cardiac arrests, four lives saved in AprilFour cardiac arrests, four lives saved in April
Our National AED program had big wins last month, with AEDs used to save the lives of four people in two arenas within a three-week span. The program runs until March 2016 so if your local arena or recreation centre has not yet applied for a free AED, please urge them to do so now!


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.



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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Join us on Facebook! Our community is growing stronger every day. We now have more than 120,000 fans. Come share your story, join our discussion groups and show your support for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Join now. Also, Manitobans can join our provincial Facebook page for current and local information on events, advocacy, research, healthy living and much more! Also, Manitoba's YOUTH are invited to like our Live Red Youth Facebook page!



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