We’ve been getting Canadians moving since our inception, spearheading the Walk of Life campaign in 1984 and getting our country’s blood pumping for over 30 years.
Founded as Marina Lodge in 1965 and newly re-branded as the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada, we’re a charitable organization proudly dedicated to keeping Canadians’ hearts healthy, including both cardiac rehabilitation and advocacy for disease prevention and education. You could say we’re all heart.
Walking is one of the best ways to improve cardiovascular health, and we strive to bring as much awareness as we can to the need for prevention. Proceeds from the Walks of Life provide vital funds for medical research and equipment, as well as towards scholarships and invited lectures.
Today, the National Walk of Life campaign raises funds for more than 30 much needed programs from coast to coast.
To promote and develop cardiac rehabilitation services including public education, primary and secondary prevention initiatives in reducing cardiovascular disease in Canada, and in promoting active recovery.
To raise funds for cardiovascular rehabilitation programs and expand these services across Canada
To enable public education activities and resources aimed at the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease in Canada
To fund and promote applied research on cardiovascular rehabilitation and the management of cardiovascular disease in Canada
To advocate and promote access to and awareness of medications, treatment services and programs for those affected by cardiovascular disease in Canada