Health and Safety
Clear the Air of Summer Smog
On hot and sunny summer days, smog thrives. But smog is not limited to the visibly hazy, thick polluted air commonly found in cities. Smog can be found nearly everywhere, even when you can’t see it or smell it in the air around you.
And if you think smog stays outside, think again.
RSM Richter raises $150,000 for children with disabilities and their families
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First event benefiting the new Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation supports specialized care, research and education
Toronto, Thursday, June 17, 2010 – Children with a wide range of disabilities, including brain and spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy and genetic disorders, stand to benefit from a $165,000 contribution raised by RSM Richter, one of Canada’s largest independent accounting, business advisory and consulting firms.
Thousands take part in record-breaking walk to help fight cystic fibrosis
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6th annual Great Strides™: Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis walk raises more than $2.5 million in support of cystic fibrosis cause
Toronto, ON (June 8, 2010) – On Sunday, May 30, thousands of Canadians participated in the 2010 Great Strides™ walk to help step up the fight against cystic fibrosis (CF). To date, more than $2.5 million have been raised in support of the work of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Ontario's Home Care Services: Your Right To Know
When Shirley Bush's husband Bill was diagnosed with prostate cancer and confined to his bed, she knew that getting care for her husband in their own home was both a necessity and a priority. Spending his final months around his wife, family and friends kept him happy and helped him enjoy some freedom and independence despite his health problems. “Bill was a musician, and we had a big grand piano in the house,” recalls Shirley. “Our personal care worker asked him if he liked to dance?
Walking to cure cystic fibrosis
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Join the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the 6th annual Great Strides™: Taking steps to cure cystic fibrosis walk
Toronto, ON (May 28, 2010) – On Sunday, May 30, more than 50 communities across Canada will be taking great strides towards finding a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF), the most common, fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults.
Property Virgin’s Sandra Rinomato Gets Fresh With Your Home
More and more the link between lung disease and the environment is becoming undeniable. In Ontario alone, 1.6 million people have asthma and this number is steadily growing. While the thought of taking on global warming and cross-boundary smog issues may seem daunting, there are small yet significant ways to improve your home environment starting with its air quality.
All natural solutions to relieve allergies
By: Zoe Grams
For one in six Canadians, summer brings dreaded allergens and hay fever. Millions suffer from symptoms of congestion, a runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes for up to five months of the year, yet there are a number of simple, natural remedies that can easily be included into one’s daily routine to ease and relieve these ailments, ensuring the summer months and all the beloved outdoor activities are thoroughly enjoyed.
50 years of helping Canadians with cystic fibrosis breathe
May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
Toronto, ON (May 4, 2010) – Imagine drowning on the inside. Your lungs fill with fluid as you cough uncontrollably with little relief. This is the fear, and the reality for people with cystic fibrosis (CF), the most common, fatal, genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. There is no cure.
During May, Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, Foundation members and supporters make a special effort to raise awareness of the disease and to let the public know what they can do to help.
Plan for healthy summer fun
By Dr. David Butler-Jones MD, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada
There is nothing better than the “lazy days of summer”! Whether you plan to travel or partake in a “staycation”, you will likely spend time outside, enjoying the warm, sunny weather.
As we approach the summer months, it is important to be aware of the health risks that can accompany fun in the sun and understand how to avoid them. By taking simple precautionary measures, you can help ensure a healthy summer for you and your family.
Be part of a global MS movement
Since 2003, the annual MS Global Dinner Party has united MS organizations around the world. The MS Global Dinner Party is a unique international fundraiser – instead of collecting pledges for an activity, participants host a dinner party to raise money for multiple sclerosis. Guests bring a cash donation to the party in lieu of a dinner out and proceeds go to research projects in both Canada and abroad in the international community.
It’s the cause that counts