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WALK OF LIFE WALK OF LIFE a great success with over 2,000 participants and funds are still coming in! We have surpassed our goal of $ 525,000! PHOTOS are now posted on FLICKR www.flickr.com/photos/cardiachealth

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.

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Enjoy the following video highlighting our WALK OF LIFE 2015


Top WALK OF LIFE 2014 fundraisers Irving Buchbinder & Adam Sorrenti receive iPad Mini prizes from Michelle Fotopoulos from Rogers ( pictured far left) and congratulations from Barb Kennedy - Executive Director

WALK OF LIFE 2015 – QUICK FACTS

The Cardiac Health Foundation Of Canada’s WALK OF LIFE will be taking place on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Ontario Science Centre and ET Seton Park (Sunnybrook Parklands) in Toronto, Ontario. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Foundation. Proceeds are for ‘Prevention, Education and Cardiac Rehabilitation’ and fundraising partnerships are with Cardiac Kids (Sick Kids Hospital); Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance; Cardiac Rehab Centres across Canada; Mikey Network; and University Of Toronto ... Read More

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, $11 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.

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

CALLING ALL STUDENTS ....CALLING ALL 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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