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February is Heart Month

For the second year in a row, Ottawa Foodie Girlz focused its February fundraising efforts for the Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation during Heart Month. We decided to hold an online auction from Feb 15-20, 2016 to raise funds towards a new hybrid operating room. This hybrid operating room provides one setting for multi-disciplinary team of cardiac surgeons, interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists to work side-by-side treating all types of cardiac cases at the Ottawa Heart Institute. The Ottawa Heart Institute has very personal significance for me, as I was patient there in August 2011, at the age of 32. I learned that I was a candidate to have a Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE). It really is as complex and scary as it sounds, I...

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Celebrating our 1st anniversary as Ottawa Foodie Girlz

Exactly one year ago today, we decided to embark on a new adventure. Our group, focused on sharing our food experience while somehow adding in a charity component was born. We became Ottawa Foodie Girlz that night we haven’t looked back since. When we began, I had high hopes and a vision for so many things that we could accomplish. I knew that it would probably take some time for people to get to know us and what we were all about, for people and businesses to support our causes and to partner with us, and for us to be “accepted” into the Ottawa food scene. Today, I sit here writing this post feeling so grateful for all of the...

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Give with heart

February was Heart Month. Most of us know someone who has had some form of heart disease but many of us know little about what that means… and that's a problem! Heart Month is a great time to learn more about the causes, treatment and prevention of heart disease. It’s also a great time to support great institutions like the Ottawa Heart Institute (OHI): A world-class facility located right here in Ottawa. OHI is Canada’s largest and foremost cardiovascular health centre treating over 80,000 patients a year. The theme for this year’s campaign was: One Heart Healed, Many Lives Saved. I was once one of those 80,000 patients as I’ve mentioned before in a previous blog post so it was...

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