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Your investment can save livesMake a gift of securities
Did you know that donating securities is a tax-effective way to support life-saving research? Learn how your gift of stock could help the Foundation improve the health of every Canadian family, every day.

Help protect kids from unhealthy marketing messagesHelp protect kids from unhealthy marketing messages
Marketing junk food and sugary drinks to kids with slick ads isn’t just sneaky - it’s making children sick. The Heart and Stroke Foundation is asking the government to restrict the commercial marketing of all foods and beverages to children. Add your voice to the cause.

A great gift idea that supports the FoundationA great gift idea that supports the Foundation
From now until Dec. 30, TELUS will donate $30 to the Heart and Stroke Foundation for every fitness tracker purchased online at TELUS. Click here to purchase your fitness tracker today.

Remain on the brand name drug you know and trustRemain on the brand name drug you know and trust
RxHelp ONE™ is FREE, and gives you access to brand name drugs including cardiovascular medications for high cholesterol, hypertension, and heart disease, at little or no cost versus the generic alternative. Learn more at RxHelpONE.ca/Heart. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Do you have atrial fibrillation?Do you have atrial fibrillation?
Nearly 350,000 Canadians have atrial fibrillation (Afib). If you’re one of them, Afib increases your risk of stroke by three to five times. Protect yourself - learn how to Be Pulse Aware. This program is sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb Pfizer and Boehringer Ingelheim.

Does your community need a life-saving AED?Does your community need a life-saving AED?
Hockey rinks and recreational facilities across Canada will become safer places thanks to a joint program of the federal government and the Heart and Stroke Foundation that will place 2,000 life-saving automated external defibrillators (AEDs) across Canada. Applications are now open. Learn how to apply.

Canada’s new anti-spam legislation: What it meansCanada’s new anti-spam legislation: What it means
Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) came into effect on July 1, 2014. Are you wondering how this affects how the Heart and Stroke Foundation will keep in touch with you? Please read more.

Working together for a healthier CanadaWorking together for a healthier Canada
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is proud to be one of 16 national health charities that form Healthpartners. This unique partnership successfully mobilizes workplace giving directed at improving the health of all Canadians. Learn how you can help   

T3 Transit presents Fill the Bus Fridays! Reduce your carbon footprint and support the Foundation's work to Strike Back at Stroke by jumping on a bus every Friday from Sept. 19-Nov. 28. More information


 Thanks to a generous gift from Scotiabank, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, in partnership with Island First Aid Services, is hosting FREE CPR sessions for hockey fans in PEI rinks. For more info click here.


Save these dates!

The Heart and Stroke Foundation is in the  midst of planning for our two signature events that will take place in the New Year. So grab your calendar and note these two important dates:

The Medicine Shoppe's BIG Hearts Celebration Sat. Jan. 17, 2015, Credit Union Place, Summerside

Nortons Razzle Dazzle Gala Sat. Feb. 14, 2015, Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown


The Prince Edward Island Tobacco Reduction Alliance (PETRA) works to prevent tobacco use and promote cessation. Learn more.


Calling all Canadian women who are survivors of heart disease!
HSF needs your help with a new project designed for survivor support.  Learn more.


Health PEI and the Heart and Stroke Foundation invite Islanders to participate in high blood pressure study

Click here for more information and to find out if you qualify to participate.

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Recipe of the month
Try this Curried lentils and vegetables today.