Ray Wardle, 80, started playing hockey as a child, stopped being active after university and has made physical activity a part of his life since picking it back up in his 30s.
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2014 Stroke Report: More survivors, more challenges2014 Stroke Report: More survivors, more challenges
More Canadians are surviving strokes. But as we reveal in our new 2014 Stroke Report, gains in prevention, treatment and care will soon be challenged by an aging population and an increase in younger people having strokes. How will our healthcare system cope? Get the facts.

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


Save these dates! With fall just around the corner, the Heart and Stroke Foundation is already 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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