Hosted by the Heart & Stroke, Hockey Heroes Weekend offers participants a once-in a-lifetime opportunity to play hockey with NHL alumni. Last year, some of the greatest NHL heroes shared the ice with our Hockey Heroes Weekend participants, including Wendel Clark, Paul Coffey, Shayne Corson, Al Iafrate, Mike Krushelnyski, Gary Leeman, Brad May, Brian Skrudland, Darcy Tucker and many more. Each year we promise an unforgettable line-up and event for participants, sponsors and the community.
Every seven minutes in Canada someone dies from heart disease and stroke. The funds raised by Hockey Heroes Weekend participants support life-saving research and programs which address heart disease and stroke. Your support means we can have a more tangible impact on the lives of Canadians by fulfilling our mission to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery.
This year we invested close to $31 million in research, supporting 850 researchers across Canada.
Through our instructor network, Heart and Stroke Foundation trained more than 500,000 Canadians in CPR, giving them the skills to save a life.
Co-funded a breakthrough in stroke research which has been shown to cut in half death rate from major stroke caused by clots. Heart and Stroke Researcher revolutionized our understanding of how and where cholesterol accumulates. It is a leap in understanding coronary artery disease and will provide new targets for therapies.
Dr. Heather McKay is reshaping a community ─ and the heart health of its children ─ by making it easier for kids to be physically active.
Dr. Karin Humphries is studying why women lag behind men in recovering after a heart attack and how we can close that gender gap.
Dr. Andrew Krahn is working to save lives by uncovering the DNA sequences behind LQTS, a rare condition that puts healthy people at risk of sudden death.
Dr. Edward Pryzdial is studying a new clot-busting drug with the potential to give stroke patients safer, faster and more effective treatment.
Dr. Sean Dukelow is developing innovative ways to assess stroke damage, remap the brain and restore function, giving new hope to survivors.
Photos provided by SteadRock Photography & Jeremy Vaters