Heartwarming Work – University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation
It is February and that means that it is also Heart Month! This is a month-long campaign of supporting heart health and bringing awareness to our hearts! What better way to do that than featuring a foundation that is doing some heartwarming work! Introducing, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation. This foundation is working hard to support lifesaving care and is passionate about understanding heart disease at its core! Take a look at what this foundation is up to!
About this Foundation:
“The University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation plays a vital role in ensuring that many of the most critical components of world-class care are available. We raise funds for much needed equipment, facilities, programs, research and education at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.”
– University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation is working to support health care professionals in advancing cardiovascular care and in turn, saving lives! This foundation works to:
Heart disease is a leading cause of death in Canada, and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation wants to support those living with heart disease. Through research and funding, they hope to advance the care of those struggling with the disease and eventually cure heart disease all together.
- Getting Equipment in the Right Hands
The equipment used in public health care covers only certain costs provided by the government and other community funding. The University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation works to get “leading-edge” technology in these locations. With the help of the community, this foundation is striving to equip a “world-class cardiovascular centre of excellence.”
- Raise Funds
Each day the foundation works to inspire and engage individuals in actively participating through donating to heart research. The foundation raises funds to go towards purchasing the latest equipment, attaining advanced technology, and create better facilities where medical professionals can work. All funds are ultimately aimed towards saving more lives across Canada.
Upcoming University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation Events:
Date: February 1-28, 2018
About the Event:
The entire month of February is Heart Month and the Heart Institute Foundation is excited to get involved! They are calling everyone to participate this month and raise awareness and funds. These funds will be put towards The Ottawa Heart Institute’s new clinical tower – expected opening is April 2018. The foundation is selling paper hearts and are encouraging people to purchase and display them in their support for the cause! Additionally, you can get involved through taking control of your own heart health by joining a ‘Heart Health Challenge.’
Date: November 3, 2018
Location: Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club
About the Event:
Get your curling equipment out because in November, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation is hosting ‘Curling for a Cause!’ This event will consist of 24 teams and 96 players who will provide participants from clubs all over. The day will be filled with curling, lunch, and dinner! Invite your family and friends and come and support an amazing cause!
How to Get Involved:
There are a number of ways you can get involved with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation, including:
- Participating in Events
- Organizing an Event Yourself
- Participating in the Heart of Gold Program to recognize people at the Heart Institute who have excelled in the area of amazing care!
Why This Work is Heartwarming:
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation is bringing the importance of the heart to our attention. Through fundraising, donating, and researching, they are striving to create a world where heart disease is a distant memory. We benefit by:
- Supporting a cause and advancement of research in the area of heart health.
- Donations and fundraising will be used to fund research and support education and prevention programs.
- Encouraging public education on heart health.
- Sharing information and technology of heart health as well as encouraging an understanding of what heart disease is.
It all comes back to the heart, and that is why we support the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation for their work in the industry. Get involved this Heart Month and support a local Canadian foundation that has hearts at their core!