Calgary Health Foundation

Taking volunteering to heart

Giving back to the community comes in many forms. The Heart to Heart Support Society is a dedicated volunteer group that's been involved in various activities for Calgary Health Trust since 1994. Often, you'll see members of the group helping out in the Calgary Health Trust office, participating in activities such as stuffing envelopes for events, direct mail campaigns and sponsorship packages and helping to ensure everything gets out the door on time. Other times, members of the group are busy volunteering at casino nights to raise funds for priority cardiac projects Calgary Health Trust is fundraising for.  Many of the members also offer to volunteer on an individual basis for Calgary Health Trust events.

"The Heart to Heart Support Society firmly believes in giving back to health programs as a result of the care we [the members] received when we were receiving care for cardiac issues," explains Glen Clark, Past President of the Heart to Heart Support Society. "We are happy to step up and help Calgary Health Trust wherever help is needed, whether it's to stuff envelopes for events or to help raise money for the Trust at past events like the Sport Chek Mother's Day Run and Walk or the Sunridge Mall gift wrapping campaign during Christmas."

Founded in 1985, Heart to Heart serves its members and hundreds of cardiac patients and their family and friends every year. Originally established to support and encourage heart attack sufferers, The Heart to Heart Support Society is a group of Calgarians who have all dealt with heart problems at some point in their lives. The group goes around and visits patients in cardiac care to provide motivation and inspiration to patients and also participates in fundraising events to raise money for cardiac units throughout the city.

Calgary Health Trust thanks the Heart to Heart Support Society for all of the support they've shown the Trust over the years. For more information about the Heart to Heart Support Society, visit their website.