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Eat healthy. Be active. Lower your stress.

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Since 2014, we've committed over $6 million to heart health research, equipment and care through our CP Has Heart program. And we're just getting started.

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 Why research matters

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Why set our hearts on heart health?​​​

  • 1 in every 100 babies born in Canada each year has a congenital heart defect
  • 90 percent of Canadians have at least one risk factor
  • Heart disease and stroke take one life every seven minutes in Canada
  • Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women and men in the U.S.​
  • Heart dise​​​ase is preventable and manageable​​

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Together, CP and the Heart and Stroke Foundation​​ will move research forward through our commitment of $3 million over three years towards cardiac research. 

This visionary partnership between CP and the Heart and Stroke Foundation represents a foundational milestone for CP Has Heart, and will propel the Foundation's mission -- To prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery. 

​The CP Has Heart Cardiovascular Awards​ fund 10 cardiac research grants for researchers at hospitals and research institutes across the country, with a focus on solutions for families. ​

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We provide funding to organizations that aim to improve the heart health of people in communities all over North America. ​

If you would like to apply for support on behalf of your organization, review our funding guidelines​ here​​​.

 Owens Story

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​Owen's Story

Laura Veloso knows the value of research. Her precious son, Owen, was born with a congenital heart defect. In his short six years, Owen has had half a dozen open-heart surgeries. Without them, he would not have survived. 

Wa​​tch Owen's story​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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