On Track to celebrate Heart Month

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Heart disease is the number one cause of death in Canada. It also reduces physical health, strength and fitness and it increases anxiety and stress. Heart disease fills more hospital beds in this country than any other illness or injury.

Toronto Rehab’s research shows that people who participate in cardiac rehab programs following a major heart episode can reduce the risk of dying in the following five years by up to 50 percent. Cardiac rehabilitation improves quality of life, emotional well-being and helps people to return to their lives sooner.

Over the past 50 years, Toronto Rehab’s Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program has grown and evolved to become the largest of its kind in North America. Aiming to help people treat heart disease, get active, eat healthy, feel well, and take control of their health, it delivers a number of outpatient rehabilitation and online programs for patients with a history of heart failure, diabetes, stroke and breast cancer.

Participants are truly grateful for the years, health and vitality that this incredible program has given them. For the past 15 years, they have supported the Toronto Rehab Foundation’s On Track to Cardiac Recovery fundraising walk so that they can give back.

Virtually every individual in Canada has a family member, friend or colleague who has experienced heart disease or stroke. We invite you to support our efforts to decrease the burden of care on individuals and their families by joining us On Track

On Track event proceeds have provided crucial support to launch important initiatives such as Cardiac College  that provides a worldwide online audience with the tools they need to manage cardiac disease while living longer and better. The proceeds from this year’s event will support improvements to Cardiac College as well as essential upgrades at Toronto Rehab’s Rumsey Cardiac Centre where the event is held.     

In photo: ribbon cutting at the starting line of last year’s On Track to Cardiac Recovery