Making every minute count!
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 22-23, 2017, The MUHC Foundation participated in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge! This annual fundraising event, held in conjunction with the Banque Scotia 21k de Montréal, allows participants to raise funds in support of the Cardiology Division at the MUHC. Over 6,000 runners were in attendance for the 2017 installment of one of the biggest races in Quebec.
As one of the top 5 hospitals in North America for cardiology 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 Team MUHC Foundation, which raised nearly $7,000 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.