TORONTO, Sept. 15 /CNW/ - Hockey season kicks off next month, and
Canadian hockey favourites, Pat Quinn, Denis and Martin Brodeur are putting
their love for the game to a new purpose with Making the Connection to team-up
against cardiovascular disease. The trio has an important message for
Canadians who think that cardiovascular disease is something they don't have
to worry about.
As the number one cause of death for Canadians, cardiovascular disease is
something we should all be taking seriously. Pat, Denis and Martin are
encouraging Canadians to think twice about their own heart disease risks.
From September 16 to 18, Pat and Denis are taking part in a cross-country
tour to help coach Canadians to a 'win' against cardiovascular disease and to
- Why the start of NHL training camp and hockey season is an ideal
time to start thinking about your heart;
- How Canadians can put together their own personalized heart health
game plan with Making the Connection; and,
- How one lucky Canadian can win a once-in-a-lifetime on-ice hockey
coaching session with Pat Quinn and a professional photography
session with Denis Brodeur for his or her team.
Canadians can visit www.makingtheconnection.ca to develop their own game
plan by registering for the 5-Step Program.
Making the Connection (MTC) is a program dedicated to educating Canadians
about the risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease and to
encouraging Canadians to take action to control them. MTC is a partnership
that includes Canadian Lipid Nurse Network, Diabetes Quebec, Canadian
Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada,
Canadian Diabetes Association, Blood Pressure Canada and Pfizer Canada.
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