We Create Survivors
- Close to 70,000 Canadians die each year from heart disease and stroke: thatís one every seven minutes.
- Nine out of 10 Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
But we can change that statistic! Be part of the solution. Your fundraising dollars not only support ground-breaking research to help save and extend lives, but also enable programs to help individuals reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke.
On PEI, we are contributing to researchers like Dr. Andrew Tasker (Department of Biomedical Sciences, Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI) and Dr. Catherine Ryan (Department of Psychology, UPEI), who are busy researching the clot-busting drug Xa-K, which has the potential to provide stroke patients with safer, faster and more effective treatment. It could be strokeís next big breakthrough. Read the article - Chasing the next breakthrough. This research is being done through a UPEI/AVC partnership along with laboratories at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, the University of Toronto and UBC.
HEALTHY LIVES FREE OF HEART DISEASE AND STROKE. TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN.