February 7, 2011

February is Heart Month

Kamloops, B.C. - February is Heart Month. Did you know that every 7 minutes someone in Canada dies from heart disease or stroke, and 16,000 Canadians die each year as a result of a heart attack? Heart disease and stroke cost the Canadian economy more than $22 billion every year. The Heart and Stroke Foundation strives to reduce these numbers through extensive research and its application, as well as through the promotion of healthy living.

In support of Heart Month, there are a number of activities going on throughout February:

For more information or to register call 250-828-3500.

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Media Contact:
Alex De Chantal, Health and Wellness Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3698
adechantal@kamloops.ca