Foundation named top for sponsors
Canadians see the Heart and Stroke Foundation as the country’s most valuable sponsorship property. We were honoured with this award on July 11 at the Canadian Sponsorship Forum, based on an independent Ipsos Reid poll that asked Canadians how they perceive major organizations in terms of impact, effectiveness and more. At left, Foundation VP Kyle J. Winters (centre) accepts the award.
2014 Stroke Report: More survivors, more challenges
More Canadians are surviving strokes. But as we reveal in our new 2014 Stroke Report, gains in prevention, treatment and care will soon be challenged by an aging population and an increase in younger people having strokes. How will our healthcare system cope? Get the facts.
Eat healthier and raise funds for the Foundation
A healthier future is a tap away with the free Get Enough Helper app from Dairy Farmers of Canada. Use the app to track what you eat and ensure you are getting enough essential nutrients from the four food groups in Canada’s Food Guide. Each day Canadians use the new app, Dairy Farmers of Canada will donate $1 to one of three health charities, including the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Get the app.
Help us give back what stroke takes away
Since stroke attacks your brain, the effects can be devastating: Walking, talking and a lifetime of memories can be gone in a flash. But through research, we’re finding ways to prevent stroke, developing innovative treatments, and helping survivors restore what they lost. Don’t let stroke take anything away. Give today.
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.
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.
Enjoy a froyo
Visit a Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt store near you this September to buy a Tutti Frutti paper mascot with all proceeds benefitting the Heart and Stroke Foundation to a minimum of $15,000. Tutti Frutti offers gluten free, dairy free, vegan, halal certified and no added sugar and soy-based froyo options at various locations. Visit tfyogurt.ca for locations and flavours available.
Interested in atrial fibrillation? We need your help.
Fifteen per cent of all strokes are caused by atrial fibrillation (Afib), an irregular heartbeat condition. If Afib has touched your life, you can help us improve our resources by completing a short questionnaire. To take part, contact Sameera at 416 489 7111 x 3304 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org before July 31.
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.
Free CPR Training at Mercedes-Benz!
Mercedes-Benz Toronto Corporate Stores wants to put the brakes on cardiac arrest. That's why they’ve partnered again with the Foundation to offer free CPR training (including infant CPR) at any one of their dealerships. Register today to learn this life-saving skill with events beginning in April 2014.