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Join a team with heart
Every seven minutes in Canada, a life is taken by heart disease or stroke. Join the Heart and Stroke Foundation team of canvassers or canvass online to collect life-saving donations this February and spread awareness of heart disease and stroke. Register today to help create survivors.
Make 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 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?
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.
Help protect kids from unhealthy marketing messages
Marketing junk food and sugary drinks to kids with slick ads isn’t just sneaky - it’s making children sick. The Heart and Stroke Foundation is asking the government to restrict the commercial marketing of all foods and beverages to children. Add your voice to the cause.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation welcomes a new partner
RxHelp ONE™ is FREE, and gives you access to brand name drugs including cardiovascular medications for high cholesterol, hypertension, and heart disease, at little or no cost versus the generic alternative. Learn more at RxHelpONE.ca/Heart. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
New book chronicles a second chance at life
"Mr. Campkin, you are going to require triple bypass heart surgery." The cardiologist’s words terrified Brian Campkin, but they also triggered his determination. From that moment, the 46-year-old father knew that if he wanted to see his three teenage daughters grow up, he would have to make a lot of changes. In an inspiring new memoir, Campkin tells how he did just that. Read more.
Do you have atrial fibrillation?
Nearly 350,000 Canadians have atrial fibrillation (Afib). If you’re one of them, Afib increases your risk of stroke by three to five times. Protect yourself - learn how to Be Pulse Aware. This program is sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb Pfizer and Boehringer Ingelheim.
Canada’s new anti-spam legislation: What it means
Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) came into effect on July 1, 2014. Are you wondering how this affects how the Heart and Stroke Foundation will keep in touch with you? Please read more.
Working 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.
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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