Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada Makes a Special Announcement Helping Kids at Their 33rd Annual Walk of Life

TORONTO, May 15, 2017 /CNW/ - At the 33rd Annual Walk of Life on May 27th 2017, The Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada will announce their NEW project to establish the 1st PAEDIATRIC EXERCISE MEDICINE ROOM AND CARDIAC REHAB PROGRAM FOR KIDS AND ADOLESCENTS IN CANADA at The Hospital for Sick Children. The room and program will be targeted to help kids born with congenital heart disease – the same disease that Jimmy Kimmel's baby was born with just weeks ago.

Their fundraising efforts are in partnership with SickKids Hospital, Cardiac Kids and Bike2Play. Cardiac Health Foundation's mission of 'Prevention, Education & Cardiovascular Rehabilitation' will have gone full circle from supporting Dr. Terry Kavanagh's pioneer work in establishing cardiac rehab for adults across Canada 50 years ago to now working to support kids!

The WALK OF LIFE will also continue to support over 25 cardiac rehab programs across Canada and cardiac health-related organizations such as University of Toronto's Dr. Terry Kavanagh Heart Health Lab; the Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance; and the Mikey Network.

Celebrations include mascots from PAW PATROL, MINIONS, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, LITTLE CHARMERS & HATCHIMALS to interact with the kids.

Event Details:


Ontario Science Centre & ET Seton Park, Toronto

Saturday, May 27, 2017, 8am – 12pm

1 KM, 3 KM and 5 KM walks & 5 KM and 10 KM runs

Chair Exercises for Seniors & KIDS FUN RUN

Goal: $500,000 & 2,000 participants

Registration: ONLINE at or day of WALK


NATIONAL SPONSORS include: Tridel Corp, Bank of Montreal, Great-West Life/London Life/Canada Life, The Printing House, The Brand Factory & Mikey Network.

Roger Petersen (Host & Anchor, CityNews Tonight)
Leo DelZotto (President of Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada/ President of Tridel)
Barbara Kennedy (Executive Director, Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada)
Bruce Avery (Walk of Life Chairman)
Dr. Barbara Cifra (Program Lead, Exercise Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children)
Jeff Neiman (Founder Cardiac Kids)
Morty Henkle (Executive Director, Mikey Network)
Jennifer Graham (Vice-President, Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance)
Andy B. & the Honey Tones (Entertainment by Andrew Beg)

SOURCE Cardiac Health Foundation Of Canada

For further information: Barbara Kennedy, Executive Director, Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada,, 416-730-8299,


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