Active supporter puts heart into Sun Run

Avid Vancouver Sun Run participant Rich Mingus went out for a jog one January day in 2001, hoping to shed a couple pounds to look a little better for his new girlfriend from… Continue reading

Women recover slower from heart attack

Just three days after her 44th birthday, Grace Dierssen recognized the warning signs of a heart attack. It wasn’t a good time for a health crisis. She was scheduled to leave on a… Continue reading

Baby hearts beat the odds

Scars of survival and hope are etched across the tiny bodies of three babies born with congenital heart defects. Moments after giving a textbook birth to twins, Miranda Brown’s elation turned to fear.… Continue reading

Heart research that hits home

While SFU researchers Drs. Tom and Victoria Claydon are  creating their own family, they are also creating a body of research that will help families faced with specific heart issues. The Heart and Stroke Foundation… Continue reading

Hockey club makes two incredible saves

On March 12, 2014, Dennis Savage was dead for about six minutes. While playing hockey with the Ogopogo Senior Men’s Hockey Club in West Kelowna, he went down on the ice, 55 minutes… Continue reading

Giving back: one-to-one with Bob Conconi

Businessman Bob Conconi and his wife Diane, founders of the Conconi Foundation, are a major force in driving funds towards heart and stroke research. In this Q & A, Bob Conconi tells us… Continue reading

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