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  • Patients on the road to recovery from type 2 diabetes

    January 13, 2020

    First year of the Montreal Heart Institute’s Diabetes Prevention Clinic supported by Sun Life Financial

    What if you were told you could reverse the course of type 2 diabetes through exercise and a healthy diet? That was the challenge this past year for patients at the Montreal Heart Institute’s Diabetes Prevention Clinic supported by Sun Life Financial. The health team is thrilled with the progress achieved by its 180 participants during the clinic’s first year.

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  • A record $112,000 was fundraised at the 6th edition of the HeartBeat Evening

    November 22, 2019

    Fundraising event to benefit the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation 

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  • A world-class discovery in Montreal

    November 16, 2019

    The COLCOT clinical trial demonstrates that it is possible to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events with a low-cost drug already available.

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  • The Montreal Heart Institute celebrates its 500th heart transplant

    October 31, 2019

    The Montreal Heart Institute is proud to announce that the milestone of 500 heart transplants has been successfully completed recently. Since the first Canadian heart transplant was performed in 1968, the ultraspecialized hospital in cardiology has always refined its techniques. It is time to celebrate this new milestone in its history.

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  • 5 good reasons to choose monthly donations

    October 11, 2019

    You want an easy way to support the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation. Have you ever thought about monthly donations?

    Here are 5 good reasons to choose monthly giving for your philanthropic habits, a way to give that is becoming more and more popular among donors.

    1. A way to manage your finances in a more informed way

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  • 5 good reasons to give

    September 12, 2019

    Philanthropic culture is one of the positive consequences of a society that is open to the world. However, making a donation in support of a cause remains a very personal choice, and the motivations to do so can be multiple. If we cannot support them all, we generally decide on those that best reflect our values.

    But why do people agree to give to an organization? Here are our top 5 reasons for their choice:

    1. Giving makes you happy

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  • $1,801,700 fundraised for the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation thanks to the Grand Bal des Vins-Cœurs

    September 6, 2019

    The Grand Bal des Vins-Cœurs, the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation’s signature event, was held last night in the Salle des pas perdus at the Windsor Station. For this 19th edition, near 800 generous philanthropists, mainly from the business community, took part in the celebrations. Hosted by entrepreneur Nicolas Duvernois, this prestigious evening focused on innovation and cooperation helped raise $1,801,700.

    A tribute to Desjardins Group for supporting the cause

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  • Alain Gignac is appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation

    July 16, 2019

    The Chair of the Board of Directors of the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation, Mr. Lino A. Saputo, Jr., is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Alain Gignac as Chief Executive Officer of the organization. He will take office on Monday, August 19, 2019.

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  • Major Donation of $800,000 from Canada Life for Cardiovascular Health Prevention to the Montreal Heart Institute

    May 30, 2019

    The Montreal Heart Institute Foundation is pleased to announce an $800,000 financial contribution from Canada Life.

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  • Major Fundraising Campaigns Closing Cocktail

    May 6, 2019

    Several generous donors gathered together on May 6 to celebrate the launch of Investing in Excellence, a project whose first foundation stones were laid last September. We also took advantage of this opportunity to take stock of the major campaigns Heart Beat for the Future and Prevent, Predict, Cure in order to thank everyone who has helped these campaigns exceed their objectives. We’re happy to recognize the involvement of the philanthropists who support us and remain loyal to our cause.

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