Media Room

For all hi-res images please visit the Fashion Show pages.


Media Advisory: Golden girls joined celebs on runway tonight to share lifesaving message: The Heart Truth

21st Mar, 2013

In Media Room, Releases

Heart and Stroke Foundation’s annual fashion show highlighted women’s heart health at World MasterCard® Fashion Week in Toronto.

Toronto, March 21 – Celebrities, heart disease and stroke survivors, top fashion designers and some very special golden girls shone the spotlight on women’s heart health at the sixth annual Heart Truth Fashion Show tonight at World MasterCard® Fashion Week in Toronto.

A stellar parade of Canadian celebrities from the worlds of sports, television, film, music, and media graced the runway tonight, modeling one-of-a-kind creations by top Canadian fashion designers to raise awareness about women’s risk for cardiovascular disease.

Joining the runway lineup this year were The Heart Truth’s Models of Health: three starring seniors aged 75, 83 and 91 – who showcase living well into their senior years as a result of making heart healthy choices throughout their lives. Survivors of heart disease and stroke walked the runway, sharing their personal stories that highlight the need for women to make their own heart health a priority.
Read more

Media Advisory: Golden girls joining celebs on runway to share The Heart Truth

14th Mar, 2013

In Media Room, Releases

Heart and Stroke Foundation’s annual fashion show to highlight women’s heart health at World MasterCard® Fashion Week in Toronto.

Toronto, March 14 – Celebrities, top fashion designers and some very special Canadian golden girls are to showcase women’s heart health at the sixth annual The Heart Truth Fashion Show on March 21, as part of World MasterCard® Fashion Week in Toronto.

The Heart Truth Fashion Show will once again feature Canadian celebrities from the worlds of sports, television, film and media, modeling one-of-a-kind creations by top Canadian fashion designers to raise awareness about women’s risk for cardiovascular disease.

Read more

Media Release: Golden girls joining celebs on runway to share The Heart Truth

20th Feb, 2013

In Media Room, Releases

Heart and Stroke Foundation’s annual fashion show to highlight women’s heart health at World MasterCard® Fashion Week in Toronto.

February 20, 2013 – Celebrities, top fashion designers and some very special Canadian golden girls are to showcase women’s heart health at the sixth annual The Heart Truth Fashion Show on March 21, as part of World MasterCard® Fashion Week in Toronto.

The Heart Truth Fashion Show will once again feature a stellar parade of Canadian celebrities from the worlds of sports, television, film and media, modeling one-of-a-kind creations by top Canadian fashion designers.

But this year, celebrities will share the spotlight with the winning nominees of The Heart Truth’s Models of Health program. Three starring seniors will grace the runway to highlight that putting your heart health first is always in fashion, says Bobbe Wood, president, Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Read more

Backgrounder: About Heart Disease and Stroke

20th Feb, 2013

In Backgrounders, Media Room

Heart disease and stroke is a leading cause of death for women in Canada,i but most don’t know it. Heart disease is not a “man’s disease”: women are more likely than men to die of a heart attack or stroke.  Nine in 10 Canadian women have at least one significant risk factor for heart disease or stroke, but just as many women think they are healthy.

Heart disease describes many heart conditions. Coronary artery disease is the most common of these conditions and occurs when blood vessels in the heart become blocked or narrowed, preventing oxygen-rich blood from reaching the heart. It can cause chest pain called angina or even a heart attack.

Read more

Backgrounder: About the Heart and Stroke Foundation

20th Feb, 2013

In Backgrounders, Media Room

The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s vision is “Healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together we will make it happen.” A volunteer-based health charity, the Foundation works toward this vision by funding life-giving research and promoting healthy living, healthy communities and healthy public policy.

Heart disease and stroke is a leading cause of death for women in Canada,i but most don’t know it. Heart disease is not a “man’s disease”: women are more likely than men to die of a heart attack or stroke. Nine in 10 Canadian women have at least one significant risk factor for heart disease or stroke, but just as many think they are healthy. Left unmanaged, risk factors for heart disease and stroke can lead to early onset of these debilitating diseases, and poor quality of life for older Canadian women.

Heart disease and stroke is a leading killer of women and take almost one in three Canadians before their time. More than 1.6 million survivors ̶ and their families and caregivers ̶ are living with the devastating after effects. We know that 80 percent of early onset of heart disease and stroke is preventable ̶ yet close to 250,000 potential years of life are lost every year to these diseases.That is why our long-term goal is to reduce deaths due to heart disease and stroke by 25 per cent by 2020. It fosters our commitment to health education, drives our research in prevention, treatment and rehabilitation and shapes our advocacy work.

Read more

Backgrounder: About The Heart Truth Fashion Show

20th Feb, 2013

In Backgrounders, Media Room

What is The Heart Truth Fashion Show?

The Heart Truth Fashion Show is the signature event of the Heart and Stroke FoundationTM’s The Heart Truth campaign.

The annual fashion show shines the spotlight on the issue of women’s heart health, and helps spread the lifesaving message that while heart disease and stroke is a leading cause of death for women in Canada,i they can reduce their risks for heart disease and stroke by as much as 80 per centii by making healthy lifestyle changes.

The Heart Truth Fashion Show features Canadian celebrities from the worlds of sports, television, film and media, modeling one-of-a-kind creations by top Canadian fashion designers. This year, celebrities will share the spotlight with three winners of The Heart Truth’s Model of Health program, women aged 70–90+ who exemplify living well into their senior years as a result of making heart healthy choices throughout their lives.

Survivors of heart disease and stroke will also be walking the runway, sharing their personal stories that highlight the need for women to make their own heart health a priority.

Read more

Backgrounder: About The Heart TruthTM Campaign

20th Feb, 2013

In Backgrounders, Media Room

What is The Heart Truth?

The Heart Truth is the Heart and Stroke FoundationTM’s national public health education campaign to raise awareness that heart disease and stroke is a leading cause of death for women in Canada.i

The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s The Heart Truth campaign is calling on women to put their own health first by assessing their risk for heart disease and stroke, talking to their doctor, and making heart healthy lifestyle choices to make health last and enjoy a long, healthy life with their loved ones.

Read more

Local stroke survivor wants families to give heart health to moms this Mother’s Day

20th Apr, 2012

In Media Room, Releases

Heart and Stroke Foundation’s The Heart Truth campaign provides kids of all ages with healthy and fun gift ideas to help moms protect their heart health

April 20, 2012 –This Mother’s Day, Calgary-based stroke survivor and mother of two, Grace Thé, urges families to help ensure moms commit the time needed to make their heart health a priority – today, and every day thereafter.

Moms often put their family’s needs first to the extent that they neglect their own health. This Mother’s Day, the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Heart Truth campaign – in partnership with female heart disease and stroke survivors across the country – is encouraging families across Canada to celebrate mom by ‘gifting’ her heart health.

Read more