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2018 Healthy Hearts Chef Challenge

Healthy Hearts Chef Challenge 2018 A Sold Out Event!

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2017 Healthy Hearts Chef Challenge

CONGRATULATIONS to all the CHEFS who made the 2017 Healthy Hearts Challenge a great success!

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Bike2Play Campaign – the Ride from Toronto to Muskoka September 23-24, 2017

Bike2Play is a supported fundraiser of the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada and has raised over $45,000 to date for Cardiac Kids in support of SickKids Hospital.

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Tribute Wall

WALK OF LIFE 2016 a great success! Tribute Wall was signed by many “walking” for someone near and dear to their heart. Donations are still gratefully accepted. However, to be eligible for team and incentive prizes, funds must be received before June 4th.

2016 Healthy Hearts Chef Challenge

CONGRATULATIONS to ALL the CHEFS who made the 2016 Healthy Hearts Challenge a great success!

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Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada
Current Projects & Achievements - 2013

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NEW DATE : Sunday May 27

NEW TIME : 9:30am

Walk of Life 2012 - May 27, 2012

Upcoming Free Lecture - April 2012

Ride for Rehab - National campaign conclusion in St. John’s NL on Sept 1, 2011

Alex Holton and Vanessa Parlette cycled 7,260 km for the FIRST ride across Canada for the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada. The intent of the RIDE FOR REHAB campaign was to promote public awareness about cardiac rehabilitation and to advocate continued diligence to prevent risk factors for cardiovascular disease and to raise funds for education and graduate scholarships. Graduate scholarship presentations of five $3,000 scholarships will be made at the CACR conference in Vancouver, BC October 2011.Total amount raised for Ride For Rehab campaign was $33,292.36 to be utilized to further advocate cardiac rehab across the country.

Pictured below are the supporters who greeted them in St. John’s Newfoundland on Sept 1, 2011 with a special program at the Eastern Health Cardiac Rehab Program. Mayor Dennis O’Keefe, Leo DelZotto - Pres. of Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada, Barbara Kennedy - Executive Director, Alex, Vanessa, Wendy Decker - Cardiac Rehab Nurse Co-ordinator & Sandra DelZotto.

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Ride for Rehab

This summer Vanessa and I plan to ride across Canada in benefit of the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada. Through this ride we intend to promote awareness and funding for cardiac rehabilitation centres by encouraging active lifestyles that help prevent risk factors for cardiovascular disease. We begin our journey on May 29th departing from Vancouver and will finish on August 28th in St John's after cycling 8000km.

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A UNIQUE Walk   WALK OF LIFE - May 14, 2011

The WALK OF LIFE is UNIQUE. It is NOT like every Walk or Run that meets outside under tents...It doesn't disrupt the fabric of a busy city...RATHER, family, friends & local supporters gather inside a beautiful venue, are treated royally and then proceed outside into a breathtaking parkland, championing the cause of cardiac rehabilitation.

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Want to win an OFFICIAL TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS jersey signed by Alumni player, RICK VAIVE ??

Register for the WALK OF LIFE & raise $100 before 5pm on May 9th and have your registration fee waived and your name will automatically be put in the draw! Thanks to Rogers Communications for this special donation ! more ...

Cardiac Walk of Life Map 2011

Walk of Life Map Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada
May 14, 2011: ET Seton Park, Toronto

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EARLY BIRD DRAW PRIZE: Early bird deadline is April 20, 2011 Chance to win an Executive Health program -$2595 value- includes a comprehensive 5 hour head to toe physical & wellness evaluation, personalized health recommendations & use of the urgent care program for 12 months (donated by Cleveland Clinic Canada)

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2010 GTA Walk of Life

To Our Wonderful WALK OF LIFE Supporters

The 2010 WALK OF LIFE was a wonderful success with a record number of participants - 1500 !!! - 50% more than last year !! THANK YOU ! THANK YOU !

With your help we surpassed our $400,000 goal and raised over $445,000!! THANK YOU!

All the results are in and the incentive prizes have been sent to our participants.

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2010 Cardiac Health Foundation Golf Tournament

This year's tournament was a terrific success once again. The day was a fun day for all golfers. The weather couldn't have been better. The temperature was very comfortable and although is was a bit cloudy, the rain held off until the very last hole and even then is was just a sprinkle.

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To Our Wonderful WALK OF LIFE Supporters

The 2010 WALK OF LIFE is fast approaching! As a heartfelt thank you we are offering an EARLY BIRD special.

**** Early Bird Registration Extended ****

As a token of appreciation for your continued support, we are extending our Early Bird Deadline by one week.

Register by April 27th before 11:59PM and take advantage of our discounted entrance fee. If you raise $100 or more, you will be eligible to win our fabulous Early Bird Prize - a Vermont Castings BBQ valued at over $1200 !

Remember, April 27th is the last day for Early Bird registration! Register today!

This year's WALK OF LIFE promises to be bigger and better than ever!

  • New Date: SATURDAY, May 15th
  • New Park: Sunnybrook/ ET Seton Park (where the original WALK took place 26 years ago!)
  • New Event : optional "5 km RUN" component added (with fabulous prizes ) in addition to the 3 KM & 5KM WALK
  • FREE GIVEAWAYS including backpacks, pedometers, parking, breakfast, entertainment and more!
  • Over $10,000 in DRAW PRIZES

...and kids 12 and under are free and eligible to participate in the "HEALTHY HEART" Colouring Contest!

Your chance to win an Airstream Arctic Cruiser electric bike

Walk participants can win this Electric Bike with Lithium Battery (Airstream Arctic Cruiser) valued at $1700 (donated by Airstream Group) by making a minimum suggested donation of $10 at the 2010 WALK OF LIFE. ?other draw prizes to include a $2,000 treadmill, Maple Leaf tickets, dining certificates, hockey memorabilia, etc ...complete list soon to be posted !

Kids Colouring Contest

HI KIDS ! Enter our "Happy Heart Kids Colouring Contest" and be crowned the KING & QUEEN OF HEARTS at the 2010 WALK OF LIFE ! more ...

The Walk of Life 2010 Draw Prizes

Prize Value
Airstream Arctic Cruiser Electric Bike with Lithium battery $1,800
Vision T 9200 Treadmill & $200 gift certificate for running shoes $2,200
Official Raptors Jersey autographed by Chris Bosh #4 Priceless
Official Ducks Hockey Jersey signed by seven 2010 Olympic Players - Including team captain Scott Niedermayer of the Olympic Gold Canadian Team Priceless
Official Avalanche Helmet worn by former Maple Leafs player Darcy Tucker #16 Priceless
Autographed Ducks Game Puck by Bobby Ryan & Stache Gear T-Shirt Priceless
Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Tickets $500
One-Month Private Club Membership for a FAMILY of FOUR (including tennis, sailing, fitness, badminton, swimming, lawn bowling) $1,000
Six-Month Gold Fitness Membership, Fitness Assessment & 3 Training Sessions $1,000
"Language & Linguine" 10 Italian Lessons + 3 exquisite meals + wine $250
Capresso Ultima Capuccino maker and stainless steel Burr grinder $500
SONY AM/FM/CD Kitchen Clock Radio with Remote $200
Silk Bedding Ensemble $600
Gift Basket of Specialty Items $200
Click here for the full details

Don't miss the April 27th Early Bird Deadline

Donors who contribute $100 or more on the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada's website before the April 27th "Early Bird" deadline will have the registration fee waived and will be eligible to win a Vermont Castings Propane BBQ valued at $1,200. (donated by National Fireplaces and Facings Inc.)

Lecture Evening and Body Worlds Exhibit a Resounding Success!!

Over 150 enjoyed the private showing of the Body Worlds & The Story of the Heart Exhibit and Dr. Jack Goodman’s educational lecture on “Exercise and the Heart - How Much is TOO Much ?” at the Ontario Science on October 16th, 2009. (Click on the link below to get the synopsis as prepared by Dr. Goodman for our website) . In addition, three volunteer recognition awards were given out to Patti Mackellar, Susan Marzolini and Kerseri Naidoo. Many thanks to Universal Workers Union LIUNA Local 183 for their kind sponsorship of the evening. more ...

Cardiac Classic Golf Tournament 2009

The Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada held its 9th annual Classic Golf Tournament on Wednesday August 5th at the Cardinal Golf Club in Newmarket. It was a great day with terrific weather, both sunny skies and comfortable temperatures. We had the luxury of having approximately 140 golfers participating as well as enjoying a great dinner, raffle prizes and a live auction. more ...

Cardiac Chronicles Spring 2009 Issue

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

When you can no longer ignore heart disease, you must act! These are the stories of the men and women who work to both prevent and rehabilitate heart disease in you!

Click here to this issue (3.58 MB PDF).

2009 GTA Walk of Life - KING & QUEEN OF HEARTS Kids Drawing Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the drawing contest. Thank you for your creative submissions!

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2009 GTA Walk of Life

25th Anniversary of GTA WALK OF LIFE - April 26, 2009



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.

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Congratulations to the winners from the WALK OF LIFE 25th Anniversary!

* Team with the Most Participants = Tridel with 85 participants more ...

Cardiac Ski Day

This year our Cardiac Ski Day was held at Devil's Glen Country Club, on Friday February 20th 2009, and it was a great success. The day was sunny and bright and the hills were in great shape. After an excellent breakfast donated by Tim Hortons, Gordon Foods, Tofutti , Metro of Collingwood, Central Epicure, Kristapsons, and All Seas Fisheries our participants took to the hills for a full day of excellent skiing and a stop only for lunch, again provided by our generous donors.

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Free Lecture - What You Do in Bed Affects Your heart!!

Thank you to all that attended the free lecture by Dr. Peter Lin on November 18, 2008. The lecture featured a candid look at the relationship between heart disease and sleep disturbances, snoring, plaque build up in the arteries, fibromyalgia, depression & sleep apnea.

An especially kind thank you to Dr. Lin for his informative & interesting presentation, and SleepCountry for sponsoring this evening lecture.

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CACR 18th Annual Meeting and Symposium

October 24 - 29, 2008 - CACR website

We will be distributing our Annual Grants to all of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs that took part in this year's National Walk of Life. The presentation will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at the Metro Convention Centre.

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CFA Annual General Meeting and Dinner

CFA Annual General Meeting and Dinner featuring guest speaker Dr. Kavanagh

Location: St. George Banquet Hall, 665 King Street N. ,Breslau

Date: Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Time: 6pm

Deadline for tickets October 24th


The Cardiac Classic Golf Tournament was held at Cardinal Golf Course on Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 and was a tremendous success. A heart-felt thanks goes out to our sponsors and especially to the golfers and volunteers that make this annual tournament one to look forward to time and time again.

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2008 GTA Walk of Life

This year's 24th Walk of Life was held at the Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place on Sunday, April 27th, 2008 and was our most successful yet. We were pleased to welcome our partner programs the Cardiac Fitness Association (Breslau, Ontario), Toronto Rehab, Toronto Western Hospital, and Women's College and Health Initiative. The fabulous event was hosted by CityTV's Jennifer Valentyne and George Jonescu, host of AM740's Big Band Sunday Night. Over 1,050 participants took part in the 3 km, 5 km, and 7 km walk along the Martin Goodman Trail. It was not just a walk, but a family fun day filled with interactive exhibits, entertainment, food court, KidSport fun zone, Teletoon Area courtesy of Rogers, prizes and more. To top it off, we raised close to $400,000 for cardiac rehabilitation more ...

Spring 2008 Lecture

On March 27, 2008 we were pleased to have Dr. Terence Kavanagh as our lecture speaker, for our first annual Judy Carlyle Lecture. Dr. Terence Kavanagh, World Renowned Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist; Living Legend as honoured by World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons and Founder of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, spoke on the subject: What are the health benefits of exercise? How do we attain them? more ...

Cardiac Ski Day

OSLER BLUFF SKI CLUB Collingwood, Ontario Thank you to everyone who joined us for a wonderful day of skiing, food and fun!!

Canadian Cardiac Rehabilitation Foundation (CCRF) Presented Its Fall 2007 Lecture

On November 26th 2007 we were pleased to have Dr. Bruce Kidd as our lecture speaker. Dr.Kidd who is Dean of the Faculty of Physical Education & Health at the University of Toronto spoke on the time subject: Crisis of Physical Inactivity and How To Overcome It. An appreciative audience benefited greatly from Dr. Kidd’s message which was followed by an interactive question and answer period. Click here to view Dr. Kidd’s powerpoint presentation (564 KB PDF).

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