Media Advisory - Remember Mother's Day through Olympic skating star Joannie
Rochette and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute with iheartmom

OTTAWA, May 5 /CNW Telbec/ -

    
    WHEN:  Remember Mother's Day through Olympic skating star Joannie
           Rochette and the University of Ottawa Heart institute with
           iheartmom, a new initiative to raise funds and awareness to fight
           the leading killer of women - heart disease.

    WHO:   Tell women everywhere - the Top Ten Things Women Should Know about
           Heart Disease and other important information for women on the
           Heart Institute web site at
           http://www.ottawaheart.ca/heart_disease/women_heart_disease.htm

    WHAT:  Heart Institute physicians will share personal stories of their
           mothers and their warnings about women and heart disease. Women
           patients are pleased to tell of their own journeys, their illness
           and recovery from heart disease.

    WHY:   Joannie skated to Olympic fame just days after losing her mother
           to a massive heart attack in February. Many women still do not
           know the dangers of heart disease. In 2005, more than 25,000
           Canadian women of all ages died from heart disease. To prevent
           these deaths, we need more research, more advanced treatment and
           better education - all of which require financial support.

           See www.iheartmom.ca to help support a new initiative for women,
           to see and support Joannie and others who explain why women of all
           ages need to know about heart disease.

    NOTE:  Videos of the Top Ten Things Women Should Know about Heart Disease
           and more are also available on our YouTube channel at
           http://www.youtube.com/user/ottawaheart or by visiting the Heart
           Institute page on Facebook at http://bit.ly/HeartInstituteFacebook

           Follow stories from women who are sharing their experience of
           heart disease in a discussion on the Heart Institute page on
           Facebook at http://bit.ly/HeartInstituteFacebook

           Views photos of our launch with Joannie and more on Flickr at
           http://www.flickr.com/photos/ottawaheart/
    

/NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/

SOURCE Ottawa Heart Institute, University of Ottawa

For further information: For further information: Marlene Orton, Senior Manager, Public Affairs, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, (613) 761-4427, morton@ottawaheart.ca

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