Since you’re reading this right now, it’s clear that you want to help. We need people like you. When you donate or raise funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, you help ensure that more survivors come home to the people they love. Thanks to the money you raise and donate, we’re able to fund research that leads to medical breakthroughs, helping survivors recover faster and return home to their families sooner.
We invested over $32 million in life-saving heart disease and stroke research in 2014, supporting more than 1,000 researchers across Canada.
We placed more than 8,000 life-saving automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in communities across Canada to increase someone’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation funded the development of life-saving treatments that created 165,000 survivors last year.
Dr. Hegele believes the drug treatments of tomorrow will come from a genetic understanding of the pathways that contribute to heart disease and stroke.
What if a damaged heart can heal itself? We’re close. And Dr. Paul Fedak’s research is helping to make that possible.
Safer, faster and better treatment — that’s what Foundation-researcher Dr. Ed Pryzdial is investigating with a new clot-busting drug.
Dr. Karin Humphries is studying why women lag behind men in recovering after a heart attack and how we can close that gender gap.
Dr. Andrew Krahn is working to save lives by uncovering the DNA sequences behind LQTS, a rare condition that puts healthy people at risk of sudden death.
A groundbreaking new study aims at revealing the root causes of chronic disease. The answers could save lives for generations to come.