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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Heart&Stroke Risk
AssessmentAdd healthy years to your life
New! The free online Heart&Stroke Risk Assessment now includes a Life Expectancy Calculator. Take the quick questionnaire and find out which healthy changes will add years to your life. Try it today.

Blood Pressure Action PlanManage your blood pressure
High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for stroke and a major risk factor for heart disease. The Heart&Stroke Blood Pressure Action Plan has helped thousands of Canadians achieve and manage a healthy blood pressure. It’s free and easy to use! Get started today.

2015 Stroke
Report: The critical first hours after stroke2015 Stroke Report: The critical first hours after stroke
The faster someone experiencing a stroke gets to a hospital that provides acute stroke care services, the better their chances of survival — with little or no disability. Our new report looks at why it is important for Canadians to learn the signs of stroke and how they can get the care they need faster.

Experience a stroke
on videoExperience a stroke on video
Learn the signs of stroke by experiencing one. This short video shows what happens – through the eyes of a victim or a witness. Click here to watch and learn how you can recognize stroke and save a life.

New guide helps stroke survivorsNew guide helps stroke survivors
If your or someone you love has had a stroke, you need Your Stroke Journey a comprehensive, 110-page guide from the Heart and Stroke Foundation to help you understand the effects and manage recovery. Download your free PDF copy.

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.

Are you getting what you know?Are you getting what you know?
Our partner RxHelp ONE™, gives you access to brand name drugs, at little or no cost versus the generic alternative. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Learn more.

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.

Schools and foodSchools and food
Changing the Menu, Canada’s first-ever national school food conference, will take place in Montreal from Nov. 12-14. Join us for this exciting and historic event! Learn more.

Learn CPR at Mercedes-BenzFree 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 their dealerships. Register today to learn this life-saving skill.

Four cardiac arrests, four lives saved in AprilFour cardiac arrests, four lives saved in April
Our National AED program had big wins recently, 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!

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.

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