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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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Dine for a Cause in support of Phoebe Rose Doull-Hoffman

The Doull-Hoffmans Our first event When we started Ottawa Foodie Girlz back in August, I knew I wanted the first event to be for Phoebe Rose Doull-Hoffman. Phoebe is a little girl from Ottawa who has been fighting infant leukemia since 2010, at 10 weeks old. She and her family have a large network of supporters in Ottawa and beyond. You may also recognize her as one of CTV Ottawa’s Amazing People. I went to high school with her mom, Jenny, and started following her blog shortly after Phoebe was diagnosed. Over the last four years, I’ve read about treatments, tests, hard conversations, and diagnoses, but also a lot of hope, smiles, and love. Phoebe is an amazing little girl...

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