Dear Family and Friends.
On April 26th I will participate in the first annual 24 Hours of Golf presented by Sutton Ottawa, in support of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation. I am on my friend Karen Zappia’s team. The team‘S name is YOUNG AT HEART.
The Ottawa Heart Institute's new clinical tower – the largest expansion in the Heart Institute’s more than 40 year history - opened its doors in April 2018. The next exciting step in this journey will be the renovations to several floors of the original building on Ruskin Street. With the addition of escalators and a central registration desk, the experience for patients and their families will be significantly enhanced with better access and navigation tools.
These additions and renovations will ensure our continued capacity to shape cardiovascular care, research and education well into the future.
Healthcare institutions like the Heart Institute do not receive funding from any level of government for the purchase of critical and highly specialized equipment. Funds raised through this event will support equipment purchases as well as programs, research, education, and patient care at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Your generous support for my challenge in support of the Heart Institute, will help an exceptional team of health care professionals advance cardiovascular care and ensure they can keep saving lives in our community.
In October 2014 I had two heart attacks, a week apart. The critical intervention of the paramedics, the cardiologists and nurses, at the Heart Institute, saved my life. I had 6 stents inserted into my heart’s arteries. While I am so thankful and blessed to be alive and am well now, two cardiologists from the Heart Institute still keep track of me. I have regular bloodwork done and regular checkups at the Heart Institute. They are my ‘angels on the side’.
I hope you can join me to help us ensure that the Heart Institute Foundation provides the best care possible for all patients well into the future.
If you would like to support me and make a donation to the Heart Institute, of any amount that you choose, click on the address below and donate under the team name YOUNG AT HEART...... and THANK YOU SO MUCH !
Thank you for your support and for making a difference!
John Michael Power