HALIFAX, Nov. 19 /CNW/ - Thanks to funding from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Fred and Elizabeth Fountain, Marjorie Fountain and the late Sheldon Fountain, as well as from the QEII Foundation, the Atlantic region now has its very first research chair in cardiovascular health. The individual to be appointed as inaugural chair holder will be announced at a gathering Monday, November 23, 2009 at 10:30 am at the Lord Nelson Hotel in Halifax.
Each year in Nova Scotia, over 2,800 families are devastated by the loss of a loved one due to heart disease and stroke; cardiovascular disease claims 36% of all deaths, making it among the biggest killers in the province. Efforts are underway to find out why and begin the process of reversing these statistics with the appointment of the region's first research chair in cardiovascular outcomes.
Media are invited to attend.
What: Cardiovascular research chair aims to impact Atlantic heart health
When: November 23, 2009, 10:30 am
Where: Lord Nelson Hotel, Georgian & Admiral Rooms
Who: QEII Foundation
SOURCE QEII Foundation
For further information: For further information: Steve Jennex, QEII Foundation, (902) 473-5591