Media Alert - Heart and Stroke Foundation 2009 Report on Canadians' Health

    TORONTO, Feb. 5 /CNW/ -

        On Monday, February 9, 2009 the Heart and Stroke Foundation will
               unveil its annual Report on Canadians' Health.

    In this year's report, the Foundation reveals the startling discrepancies
between the cost and accessibility of basic healthy food within provinces and
across the country. The Foundation's first-ever nation-wide (66 communities)
shopping survey found Canadians are often paying more than double to almost
six times the price for the same basic healthy food and it's not always where
you think. Access to healthy food should be a right, not a privilege; a
problem which may only get worse given the current downturn in the economy.

         The Report Card will be unveiled at a media conference on:
                 Monday February 9 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time


                        Courtyard Marriott, Wood Room
                          475 Yonge Street, Toronto
                 One block north of college on the east side,
                         Go into Wood Street entrance
                   Media trucks can park at front entrance


                              Dr. Beth Abramson
          Heart and Stroke Foundation spokesperson and cardiologist

                             Dr. Marco di Buono
         Director, Research, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario

                                Stephen Samis
       Director of health policy, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

    Journalists may join the Toronto press conference by dialing
1-800-732-9307 and asking for the Heart and Stroke Foundation press
conference. For those outlets who want to do a live broadcast, access is
readily available. B-roll will be available through CNW Group - at the listed
times and co-ordinates:

    Live Satellite Coordinates:

    DATE OF FEED:   Monday February 9

    TIME OF FEED:   11:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

    CO-ORDINATES:   Anik F2 C
                    Transponder 3B
                    Audio subcarrier 6.2 and 6.8
                    Downlink frequency 3820 vertical

For further information:

For further information: Stacy O'Rourke, Heart and Stroke Foundation,
Cell: (416) 937-5307; Jane-Diane Fraser, Heart and Stroke Foundation, (613)
569-4361 ext. 273; For your local media contact, please see "contact us" at

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