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Please note that ONLINE REGISTRATION is closed.
You can still register IN PERSON on the day of the WALK OF LIFE 8:00 - 9:30 am

Watch Heart Warrior - Isabella Rizzo’s video on her story and invitation to join the Bizzy Bees Team for Cardiac Kids at the WALK OF LIFE 2016.

Healthy Hearts CHEF Challenge – TV clip was shown on Daytime Toronto Rogers TV

CONGRATULATIONS to ALL the CHEFS who made the Healthy Hearts Challenge a great success!

1ST PRIZE for TASTE - Chefs Mitchell Lash, Lindsay Harris & Anthony Rizzo from V!VA

1ST PRIZE for PRESENTATION - Chef John Curtis from REVERA

OVERALL WINNER - Chef Divakar Raju from DELMANOR

Click here for further details..and please note that Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter will ONLY appear from 6:15 – 6:45 pm as our special guest to talk about the family HOUSE OF MANDELA winery ( who are donating the white wine for the evening)

Celebrating 50 years: The Cardiac Health Foundation Of Canada History 1965 - 2015. Click here to download and watch the PowerPoint presentation (43 MB).

Board of Directors congratulates Dr. Terry Kavanagh at the special announcement of the Dr. Terry Kavanagh Heart Health Lab at U of T’s new Goldring Centre.
Pictured: Dr. Terry Kavanagh, Leo DelZotto (President), Morty Glickman, Barb Kennedy ( Executive Director), Ildiko Marshall, Harvey Fruitman, Adam Sorrenti, Carrie Lavack, Gina Pereira, & Dr. Jack Goodman.

Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada
Current Projects & Achievements

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Enjoy the following video highlighting our WALK OF LIFE 2015

BMO's Corporate Finance Division Real Estate Finance team won top fundraising prizes donated by Rogers for the Cardiac Health Foundation Of Canada's WALK OF LIFE 2015. Pictured: Kellie Sawyer- Rogers Communications Specialist, Neil Eccleston, BMO Sr. Deal Specialist, Halim Chaccour & Victor Wong - Directors, Mike Beg-Head of Real Estate Finance and Barbara Kennedy – Executive Director of the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada

Top Individual Fundraiser for WALK OF LIFE 2015 is Irving Buchbinder raising $8,610 ..and he has raised a total of $124,224. over the past 15 years !! Pictured: Leo DelZotto-President; Irving Buchbinder ; Bernice Buchbinder, Barbara Kennedy - Executive Director.

Please watch this short video further highlighting the differences between women and men with respect to cardiac events.

Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada

The newly re-branded Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting cardiac rehabilitation and the advocacy of prevention and education across Canada.

Since 1965, $12.5 Million has been raised nationally for facilities, scholarships & research, patient & public awareness, professional education and medical equipment.

Walking & exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation programs are widely recommended as part of the continuum of cardiovascular care and the reason WHY the National WALK OF LIFE campaign was started. more

Cardiac Rehab Facts

  • Initially designed to treat post heart attack & bypass patients, it now includes individuals with valvular heart disease, congestive heart failure and pacemakers, PCI, non-debilitating stroke/TIA , congenital heart disease, diabetes and or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • Has become PROACTIVE with an emphasis to educate and treat those with risk factors such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, family history, smoking, obesity and inactivity to reduce the likelihood of a cardiac event.

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation is “the enhancement and maintenance of cardiovascular health through individualized programs designed to optimize physical, psychological, social, vocational, and emotional status. This process includes the facilitation and delivery of secondary prevention through heart hazard identification and modification in an effort to prevent disease progression and recurrence of cardiac events”

NEW ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION Grant 2014 - 2015 awarded to Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada for Heart Wise Exercise Project further expansion. more

Honorary Chair of the WALK OF LIFE - John Stanton – Founder of the Running Room & The Walking Room
We have a remarkable Honorary Chair for the WALK OF LIFE 2011 - John Stanton - the founder of the Running Room & the Walking Room. John is a best selling Canadian author of eight books on running and a true advocate of WALKING and RUNNING.

He has received many national awards for his promotion of cardiovascular health in Canadians and the prevention of risk factors that lead to cardiovascular disease. WALKING and exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation programs are widely recommended as part of the continuum of cardiovascular care and the reason why the WALK OF LIfe was started 27 years ago.

Just as the WALK OF LIFE began with one WALK in Toronto and has expanded to over 40 centres nationally over the years, John Stanton's first Running Room began at one site out west and has expanded to over 100 locations across Canada and the United States. He has been featured as a guest on numerous television programs, newspapers across the country and served as the Vice-President of the Commonwealth Games Canada and is a member of the Order of Canada.


  • Click here to read testimonials from WALK OF LIFE participants, sponsors & volunteers !


If you have time to help out either at the walk of life or throughout the year, the cardiac health foundation always needs helpers. more

Click to see Magda Arent & Kevin Maly's student intern project on how they got involved..

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See how this app is used with Cardiac Rehab by Mayo Clinic

Spring 2015 Newsletter

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