Students and staff across the country participate to support heart health
VANCOUVER, Oct. 11, 2018 /CNW/ - During the month of September and in honour of World Heart Day on September 29th, CDI College campuses across Canada were raising money and awareness for cardiovascular health, eventually bringing in more than $3,200 for Heart & Stroke.
For 2018, there was a renewed focus on women's health, as heart disease and stroke are the #1 causes of pre-mature death in Canada; however, currently, two-thirds of clinical research focuses on men.
"We were very pleased to see the generosity of our staff, students, and faculty in raising so much money for an important cause," said Andre Souza, VP of Operations at CDI College.
Students, staff, and faculty at CDI College campuses took part in several different fundraising efforts throughout the month of September, including selling bracelets, holding bake sales, raffles, making special potluck lunches, and dedicating a paper heart to loved ones who have suffered from heart disease.
Heart & Stroke estimates 1.6 million people in Canada are living with the effects of heart disease and stroke. New research shows one-third more women die of stroke than men do, and women are 60% less likely to regain their independence after a stroke.
Organized by the World Heart Federation as a means of raising awareness for heart health and encouraging people and health policymakers to act, the first World Heart Day took place in 2000, and is held on September 29th each year.
About CDI College
For nearly 50 years, CDI College has been a leading career training institution helping thousands of students achieve career goals and aspirations. With over 20 campuses across Canada, CDI College offers hands-on training from experienced instructors in a wide range of business, technology, healthcare, dental, early childhood education, art and design, legal studies, and trades programs. CDI College's practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to enter the working world with the skills they need to succeed.
About Heart & Stroke
'Life. We don't want you to miss it.' That's why Heart & Stroke works to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery. We must generate the next medical breakthroughs, so Canadians don't miss out on precious moments. Over the last 60 years, we have invested more than $1.45 billion in heart and stroke research making us the largest contributor in Canada after the federal government. In that time, the death rate from heart disease and stroke has declined by more than 75 per cent.
SOURCE CDI College
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