Volunteers with HEART
Every seven minutes a Canadian life is lost to heart disease and stroke, but wiith the support of our amazing volunteers we can change this. Our volunteers help extend the lives of Canadians through their generous contributions of time, skill and commitment. However, millions of us are still at risk and will be for generations to come. Whether it's time or money you're able to contribute, we invite you to experience the joy of giving by helping us in our vision: healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together we will make it happen.
A message from the CEO, David Sculthorpe:
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and HSF
This year the Foundation made a commitment to reduce Canadians’ rate of death from heart disease and stroke by 25 per cent. We set a deadline of 2020, just seven years away. I would like to share one of the next steps we’re taking towards achieving our goal.
This month, the Foundation will partner with the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) to launch an unprecedented, four-year research study that will focus on identifying the root causes of heart disease, stroke and cancer.
This is important because we know that prevention is one of the best ways to reduce heart disease, stroke and cancer. Prevention saves lives and right now we are missing some critical answers that can help us with these efforts.
We can manage the symptoms of heart disease and stroke. We can reduce our risk by taking proactive steps, such as lowering our stress levels. However we can’t prevent these diseases. We also know that some Canadians will be exposed to more risk factors than others, but we don’t know why. This new research study will help provide these answers.
Every seven minutes a Canadian suffers a heart attack or stroke. We're in a race and we need to act quickly. By combining the expertise and resources of HSF and CPAC, we will get these answers faster. More importantly, by collaborating, we’ll help improve the health of even more Canadians.
How you can help:
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