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Heart & Stroke Gala is possible because of you

This year's Heart & Stroke Gala shined a spotlight on Stroke; the need for research, importance of FAST, and the need for rehabilitation and recovery services; proceeds from the gala will support stroke research and recovery programs in B.C.

Our Gala Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of all of our sponsors
Presenting Sponsor
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BC Lions
We are thrilled to introduce the BC Lions as the presenting sponsor of the 15th Annual Heart & Stroke Gala! Our Sincere thanks to Lions' owner Amar Doman for his philanthropic vision an leadership, and ongoing support of Heart & Stroke over the years. 

Heart & Stroke Gala Committee

2022 Gala Co-Chairs: Amber Belzer & Danielle Dyer

Thank you to our amazing Heart & Stroke Gala Committee for giving your time and energy to make the 2022 gala extraordinary; you are at the heart of our Foundation.
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Amber Belzer

Gala Co-Chair

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Danielle Dyer

Gala Co-Chair

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Alyssa Klimek

Committee Member

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Avyn Duimel

Committee Member

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Fareeha Salahuddin

Committee Member

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Melody Lu

Committee Member

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Rebekka Schultz

Committee Member

Jas Uppal

Jas Uppal

Committee Member

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Naz Deegan

Committee Member

Thank You

Thank you to all Heart & Stroke Gala volunteers. You make everything we do possible. Your time and contributions are invaluable. When we beat as one, we accomplish so much!

The FAST signs of stroke campaign can save lives. We are asking for your help to spread the campaign through your company/organization or personal connections for this in-kind support.

Here are some examples of how you can support but please get creative, the sky’s the limit!
  • Introduce us to your HR team to discuss sharing FAST in your company’s internal newsletters or intranet site
  • If your company has a fleet of vehicles, could you consider adding FAST decals to your branded fleet?
  • Do you have a media contact who might consider providing pro bono advertising?

Together, we will beat as one! 

Support Stroke Research in BC

Your support is helping us to create a healthier future for everyone in Canada.
Here is the work of Heart & Stroke that you're helping to drive forward.
Learn more at 
heartandstroke.ca

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Champion critical research

We rally the best scientific minds around critical heart and brain issues. Their research breakthroughs help advance diagnosis and treatment, repair damaged hearts and minimize debilitating effects of strokes.

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Forge successful partnerships

We identify crucial issues that will lead the better health outcomes for people across Canada and build teams to tackle these challenges. Our partnerships with hospitals, universities and health institutions help close gaps in patient care.

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Create healthier environments

We advocate to leaders and policy makers so everyone in Canada can lead healthier lives, reducing their risk of heart disease and stroke. We push to change laws (on issued like youth vaping), improve health policies and beat health inequities.

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Trigger systems change

Hospitals need support. We collaborate to build evidence that helps them improve current and future patient care, reducing the devastating toll of heart conditions and stroke.

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Fund crucial initiatives

As Canada’s largest non-governmental funder of heart disease and stroke research in Canada, we ensure continuous financial support to enable breakthroughs. And we drive innovations to confront challenges like high blood pressure and cardiac arrest.