February is Heart Month at the University Hospital Foundation
Heart Month is presented by
Join us for our month-long fundraising campaign to support the fight against heart disease, the leading cause of death in Alberta.
No other group has played a greater role in advancing cardiac care and research in western Canada than our donors. Our community has given over 80 million dollars to build the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute (Maz) and equip it with world-class equipment, technology and some of the best and brightest cardiac specialists in the country.
Your continued support is needed to equip our teams with everything they need to remain at the forefront of cardiac care, meet urgent needs as they arise, and respond to new opportunities.
Heart Month is presented by Freson Bros.
“Sponsoring Heart Month for the University Hospital Foundation aligns seamlessly with Freson Bros.’ commitment to promoting health and wellness within our communities. The University Hospital Foundation’s focus on cutting-edge research, patient care, and community education resonates with our company, making this partnership a natural fit.
This collaboration not only highlights Freson Bros.’ commitment to making a positive impact in our communities, but also underscores our belief in the importance of supporting initiatives that contribute to the well-being of individuals and families.”
Doug Lovsin, President of Freson Bros.
Heart Month events
Heart Pledge Day presented by Popeye’s Supplements Canada
on up! 99.3
Since 2010, the University Hospital Foundation has partnered with a local radio station to raise critical funds that support the most advanced equipment, technology, and work environments in the world, right here at home. Over the course of 12 hours, listeners learn about the important, cutting-edge work done at the Maz and hear life-changing stories of patients from Alberta and across Canada.
Did you know
Some of the sickest of the sick cardiac patients from across northern Alberta, western Canada and the Territories come to the Maz for a level of care they cannot find anywhere else.
Highlight your support via your organization’s social media channels and internal communications. Contact us for our media toolkit.
Become a sponsor
A unique opportunity to build your brand and showcase your values. We’re pleased to engage your team through unique experiences and activations.
Make a donation
For your generosity, receive a charitable tax receipt and recognition as a donor to the Maz.
It takes heart
2017 was a year of unexpected circumstances. Following a routine appointment, William Rachwalski’s doctor told him that his heart was on the brink of giving out. A lifetime of hard work and multiple surgeries was taking its toll.
Creating the “Crown Jewel” of simulation labs
Thanks to nearly $8.5 million in community support to the University Hospital Foundation, one of the most advanced, state-of-the-art simulation labs in North America is being designed and equipped at the University of Alberta Hospital.
28th in the world
When Karl Sacca was just 16 years old he was given a a life-altering diagnosis. Now 24, Karl navigates the normal challenges of work while managing his rare medical condition.
The heart of a fighter
Healthy and active, Jenna didn’t know what hit her when she was told she had heart disease. Left with no other option, she went under the knife for open heart surgery.