2009 GTA Walk of Life
25th Anniversary of GTA WALK OF LIFE - April 26, 2009
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A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL SPONSORS, DONORS, PARTICIPANTS & VOLUNTEERS...
The 25th GTA WALK OF LIFE was a great success in spite of inclement weather, highway closures, power outages, looming swine flu and tough economic times. Over 1100 energetic participants braved the cold & drizzle and joined the march for the newly re-branded Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada - for Prevention, Education and Cardiac Rehabilitation. The new name, logo, t-shirts, banners & website were all welcomed enthusiastically along with the new positive, proactive approach to heart health. And several new initiatives, such as the Kids King & Queen of Hearts Drawing Contest, the Draw Prizes and the Heart Health Fair, all added to the festivities. Jennifer Valentyne of City TV Breakfast Television was an excellent emcee along with ACE the Blue Jays mascot. Special thanks to the Toronto Rehab Institute, the Toronto Western Hospital and the Breslau Cardiac Fitness Association for joining our GTA WALK OF LIFE 2009 !
Funds are being raised for cardiac rehabilitation programs, facilities, medical equipment, research scholarships and professional and public awareness across Canada. Pledges are still being collected and will continue to be welcomed as part of the WALK OF LIFE campaign until the fall. However, May 31st is the deadline for the top team prizes and individual prizes. Winners will be contacted and announced on the website.
And this year over 40 cardiac programs are participating in the National WALK OF LIFE campaign to create community awareness of cardiac health and rehabilitation as well as raise funds for cardiac rehabilitation programs across the country. The dates and locations of these are listed under National Walk Of Life on the website.
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