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Bobbe Wood

President, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Ms. Wood was appointed President of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) in June 2011, having served as CEO from October 2010.

From 1999, she was the President and CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of British Columbia and Yukon (HSFBCY). The Heart and Stroke Foundation works toward achieving its mission of healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together we will make it happen. Ms. Wood led the initiative to bring The Heart TruthTM to Canada. This is the HSFC’s national program to increase knowledge and preventive action for women’s heart disease and stroke. She was awarded the HSFC Chair’s Award in 2008 for her leadership and her outstanding contribution to the HSFC federation.

Why a 91-Year-Old Great-Grandmother Took to the Catwalk

The Red Dress is the official symbol of The Heart Truth campaign. It symbolizes strength and confidence, and represents women's courage, passion and their power for change. By making incremental changes, women can reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke by as much as 80 per cent.
03/27/2013 12:11 EDT