Remote community food project earns Premier’s Award

For its role in helping 24 remote BC communities improve year-round access to fresh fruits and vegetables, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, BC & Yukon, has been recognized with a BC Premier’s Award. The… Continue reading

Donated heart transforms young mom’s life

Lindsay Schneider had the opportunity to hold her own heart in her hand after it had been removed and a donor’s heart had replaced it. What she saw was disturbing. It was huge,”… Continue reading

After a stroke took his left side, Mark finds new ways for adventure

When Mark Miller feels like bacon for breakfast, there’s no frying pan involved; he bakes his bacon in the oven. Scratching his right elbow, however, is more of a challenge and lathering up… Continue reading

Save the date: AED fundraising event brings sexy to circus

July 18, 2014 at the Imperial Theatre (Vancouver, BC) Tickets » Sexy circus meets AED fundraiser? Local entrepreneurs are banding together to bring you a steamy summer charity event in the form of… Continue reading

Young stroke survivor treasures each moment

Kim Jordison was told she probably had a severe migraine when she went to the emergency room. Or maybe it was meningitis. She was tested for a number of possibilities for her headache,… Continue reading

BC HeartSmart class celebrates contest win with heart-healthy lunch

In March, we asked BC and Yukon educators to submit examples of how their students were engaged in their HeartSmart™ communities for a chance to win a $150 gift card towards a healthy… Continue reading

A triumphant return, thanks to research

Spending the last weekend of summer on a gorgeous, remote island sounds like a heavenly getaway — unless you’re confronted with a serious medical emergency. During the 2011 Labour Day weekend, Douglas Sparkes… Continue reading

June is Smoke-Free Housing Month: Take action to clear the air in your condo

Smoke-free advocates want apartment dwellers to breathe easier in their home: no second-hand smoke wafting in from the neighbour’s balcony or sneaking in through the ventilation system. The Heart & Stroke Foundation, along… Continue reading

Golden Hearts did it again. Record $920,000 raised at 10th Anniversary Heart of Gold Gala.

Golden Hearts, Golden Evening From an inspirational speech by Gala Chair and Canadian Olympic Medalist Charmaine Crooks, to heated bidding wars for dinner with Vancouver firefighters, to the moving display of generosity and compassion during… Continue reading

2014 Stroke Report just released!

Will an aging population, sicker patients, and an increase in strokes among younger Canadians overload our already stressed healthcare system? Stroke care has come a long way in Canada – more than 80%… Continue reading

91-year-old Quesnel resident presented with Heart of Gold award

On May 9, 2014, we extended our heartfelt gratitude to one of our most dedicated volunteers who, through 40-years of selfless dedication, has supported our vision of healthy lives free of heart disease… Continue reading

Leaving legacies today and tomorrow. Part 3 of 3.

May is Leave a Legacy Month. And no doubt, Dr. John McNeill has left his mark. Not only has he left the Heart and Stroke Foundation a gift in his Will, he’s left… Continue reading