The 8th edition of the HeartBeat presented by TELUS Health event raises $139,000 for the Montreal Heart Institute

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April 29, 2022

The 8th edition of the HeartBeat event, presented by TELUS Health to benefit the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF), was held yesterday at the Locoshop Angus. Gathering close to 400 young and engaged professionals from various fields of the Montreal business community, the fundraising event raised $139,000 for cardiovascular health.

Organized by the Foundation’s emerging leaders committee, Les Ambitieux, this springtime edition celebrated the magic of firsts: the first terrace party of the season, the first festive gathering of colleagues and friends, but also the first medical procedures performed at the Institute thanks to the Foundation’s generous donors.

United to Protect Sensitive Hearts

Cardiovascular diseases affect all age groups. In Quebec, approximately 60,000 people are believed to live with congenital heart disease, a structural heart problem that is present at birth[i]. Young people are becoming more aware of the importance of cardiovascular health. They want to get involved to make possible major discoveries that are changing the lives of thousands of people affected by cardiovascular diseases.

The Future of Philanthropy

The MHIF’s emerging leaders committee brings together fifteen young professionals who wish to raise awareness in their communities about cardiovascular disease issues: Charles-Olivier Belzile, Ariane Bissonnette, Janie Brunelle, Marc-André Dion, Adriana Embiricos, Sébastien Fontaine, Patrick Fouquette, Adrihel Gagnon, Arthur Gignac, Justine Hamelin, Jean-Philippe Joyal, Jasmin Labrie, Marie-Gabrielle Lessard, Marie-Laurence Migneault and Clarissa Nolasco.

Essential Partners

The Montreal Heart Institute Foundation would like to thank its valued partners who contributed to the success of HeartBeat: TELUS Health, Wines of Portugal, Bikini Village, Gamma Canada, Bio-K Plus International, Box-Experiences, PEAK Financial Group, Air Canada Foundation, Brasseries Beta and FlorDeco.

About the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation

Created in 1977, the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation raises and manages funds to support the Institute’s innovative and priority projects and fight cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the world. Its philanthropic events and donors’ contributions have enabled this leader in cardiovascular health to become the largest cardiac research centre in the country. Over the years, the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation has raised more than $336 million in donations. Its 27,235 donors have made it possible to make important discoveries and support the Institute’s specialists, professionals, and researchers to provide state-of-the-art care to tens of thousands of patients in Quebec.

[i] Ariane J. Marelli, et al. Lifetime Prevalence of Congenital Heart Disease in the General Population From 2000 to 2010

The Foundation's emerging leaders committee at the HeartBeat event

From left to right: Eve Kirlin, Marie-Pierre Lafortune, Isabelle Rousseau, Damélie Boucher, Jean-Philippe Joyal, Marie-Laurence Migneault, Patrick Fouquette, Ariane Bissonnette, Jasmin Labrie, Arthur Gignac, Justine Hamelin, Sébastien Fontaine and Clarissa Nolasco 

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