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Mayor’s Proclamation kicks off Cardiac Awareness Month

Bigger urging citizens to adopt heart health habits
On hand at Tom Davies Square on Feb. 16 proclaiming February as Cardiac Awareness Month in Greater Sudbury are (from left) Tina Loyer, donor relations officer, HSN Foundation, Sally Dunton, manager, community engagement, HSN Foundation, Daniel Gray, board of directors, HSN Foundation, Brian Bigger, Mayor of Sudbury, Mary Lou Hussak, executive director, HSN Foundation, Debra Dawe, manager, community engagement, HSN Foundation. Supplied photo

On Feb. 16, members of Health Sciences North Foundation gathered in the foyer of Tom Davies Square as Mayor Brian Bigger proclaimed the month of February as Health Sciences North Foundation’s Cardiac Awareness Month. 

Mayor Bigger urged citizens of Greater Sudbury and northeastern Ontario to adopt heart healthy habits to reduce risks, learn how to save a life with CPR, volunteer and support the fundraising efforts of HSN Foundation.

“Health Sciences North has been known for excellence in cardiac care in northeastern Ontario stemming from the first open heart surgery in Canada in 1968. In 1991, HSN made history with the first beating heart off-pump coronary bypass surgery,” said Alex Patterson, chair, Health Sciences North Foundation. 

“Being the central referral centre for northeastern Ontario, HSN Foundation understands the need to raise funds for cardiac care. From the Heart and Soul campaign to the hybrid operating room and countless other initiatives that benefit health care at HSN, our board and staff continue to strive for fundraising excellence to meet the needs of emerging priorities of HSN that benefit patient care.”  

Visit or call 705-523-7135 to support cardiac programs at HSN.