The funds from this event provide support for the Burnaby Hospital Healthy Heart Program and FITT Cardiac programs in the community.
Over 25 cardiac rehab centres across Canada are proud to be a part of the National WALK OF LIFE Campaign. The CARDIAC HEALTH FOUNDATION OF CANADA supports these WALKS with grants and support. Over $1 Million is raised annually and to date over $11.5 Million has supported patient and public awareness, education, professional development, cardiac rehab facilities and medical equipment. In association with the CACPR, advocacy and research are accomplished through $12,000 in scholarships and sponsorship of lectures.
The Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada also funds additional scholarships through various educational institutions, research and prevention through cardiovascular health promotion programs such as Heart Wise Exercise.
This year marks the 33rd Anniversary of the very first WALK OF LIFE!