Make every beat count

With your help, Heart & Stroke leads the fight against heart disease and stroke – a fight that has become more urgent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Supporters like you have never been more critical, helping to save thousands of people’s lives and improve life for millions of others.

Making a difference, because of you

You likely know someone who is alive and well thanks to the countless people who have supported our cause with their time and donations.

Your generosity has helped

Create survivors like Courtney

At age 24, Courtney Chartrand suffered a rare type of stroke during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lifesaving skull removal surgery helped her swollen brain recover.

“I didn't understand why I couldn't walk and think and was so easily agitated. It didn't make sense to me.”

During her time in outpatient rehabilitation, Courtney developed strategies to get the care she needed despite COVID-19 restrictions, and eventually completed a triathlon with her husband.

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Change Paul King’s life

When Paul underwent seven hours of open-heart surgery in May 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic made for uncertainty and extra challenges during his diagnosis and treatment.

His initial bypass surgery was rescheduled three times and, after surgery, COVID-19 caused more waiting for his cardiac rehabilitation program. Now recovering at home, Paul is trying to spread the word about heart disease to others.

“I feel like I’ve been given a second chance.”

Read the incredible full story here.

You’re supporting researchers like

Dr. Gavin Oudit

Uncovering the link between heart disease and COVID-19. Dr. Oudit’s new therapies could reduce the impact of the virus on those with cardiovascular disease.

CPR & AED education

More people in Canada are ready to deliver lifesaving CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) during emergencies. which can double the chances of survival.

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Dr. Clare Atzema

Identifying important gender differences in the impact of stroke on men and women. Dr. Yu’s research means individualized treatments can be developed to improve recovery.

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. To help us beat heart disease and stroke and save more lives, donate now. Every beat counts.

Sponsors and partners

The Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart wouldn’t exist without our generous sponsors and partners. We are so grateful for the support from the people behind these caring organizations.

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