Sunday, May 2, 2010
iheartmom: Joannie’s Heart Your Health Campaign (Canada)
"Olympic figure skating bronze medalist and Canadian champion Joannie Rochette is teaming with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute to help tackle heart disease in women. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in North America. Joannie captured the world's attention and admiration with her poise and courage, winning her Olympic medal just four days after her own mother, Therese, died unexpectedly of a massive heart attack. 'Like everyone else, we were completely captivated by Joannie's character and poise in coping with the loss of her mother under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable,' said Dr. Robert Roberts, Heart Institute President and CEO"