Every seven minutes, a life is cut short in Canada due to heart disease. In fact, 90% of Canadians have at least one risk factor associated with the disease, making it the most common cause of death in our country. While these statistics are worrisome, the good news is that much can be done to prevent heart attacks and strokes, and the MUHC has the expertise, as well as the cutting-edge equipment and innovative treatments to fight these devastating illnesses.

On the weekend of April 21-22, 2018, the MUHC Foundation participated in an annual fundraising event: the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, where over 6,000 runners came together to race for their respective causes in one of the biggest marathons in Quebec. This year we had two teams registered: the MUHC Foundation team, and the Women’s Healthy Heart Initiative (WHHI) team led by nurse Wendy Wray. Both teams raised funds for the MUHC Foundation in support of heart disease prevention.

As one of the top 5 hospitals in North America for cardiac disease prevention, the MUHC and its Cardiology Division are continually pushing the boundaries to discover new ways in which to detect, prevent and treat heart disease. From world-first heart surgery techniques to research discoveries that have changed the way in which doctors diagnose heart disease, our hospital’s cardiologists are at the forefront of reducing the risks factors associated with these illnesses and improving the outcomes for people we know and love.

We are extremely proud of of Team MUHC Foundation, and team WHHI, which together raised nearly $13,000 in support of the continued development of advanced heart disease prevention strategies, while also helping to reduce the number of people across Montreal and Quebec who are at risk of suffering from heart disease.

 

Many thanks to our generous sponsor: