Big Hearts helping Little Hearts
In Support of SickKids Foundation


Cardiac Kids is a volunteer group established in 2000 to raise funds for children who are suffering from congenital heart disease. One in 100 Canadian children are born with a congenital heart defect (CHD) and more than half need surgery to survive. More than half of the patients who require surgery are under one year old, and almost a quarter are less than a month old. Congenital Heart Defects are the most common birth defect.


Funds raised by Cardiac Kids are used to support the children and staff of the cardiology ward at The Hospital for Sick Children through two main areas of focus:

Emotional health and well being of children and families affected by CHD

Through research doctors have developed many tools and techniques to help children with CHD to survive and liver longer lives. Cardiac Kids recognizes that care doesn't end once the child leaves the hospital and that families affected by CHD face many challenges. We remain committed to supporting children and families by providing fun and social opportunities, connecting families experiencing similar challenges, and funding educational events for parents.

Pediatric cardiology nursing

Cardiac Kids is a strong supporter of pediatric cardiology nursing education, with the aim of providing the best possible care for children who must undergo cardiac treatment. To that end, each year scholarships and conference funding are provided to Cardiac Program nurses to maintain their position at the leading edge of pediatric cardiology nursing.



NEWS!

Big Hearts Helping Little Hearts!
It has been an incredible year for Cardiac Kids, and just in time for the holidays due to the generous support of Spin Master and one of our major donors The Cameron Family, in honor of their daughter, Chrissie Cameron-Boshart, Cardia Kids was able to provide The Hospital for Sick Children with the hottest Christmas toys.

Cardia Kids’ objective was to provide the families and more specifically the children at the Hospital for Sick Children with this year’s number one toys so that they can feel the holiday spirit like any other child.

Cardiac Kids will continue striving to provide experiences and new initiatives for families and children who are affected by congenital heart diseases and the only way that this is possible is with the outstanding contributions of companies like Spin Master and families like the Cameron’s.
The Cardiac Kids Family



Community Events



Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada WALK OF LIFE

Saturday May 26th,  2018 - Join Team Cardiac Kids to walk in solidarity with these incredible children and their families.
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Mississauga Dragon Boat Festival

Sunday June 10th, 2018 - The Mississauga Canoe Club is proud to host the Mississauga Dragon Boat Festival.
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We Believe in Abby Family Day

Saturday June 16th, 2018 - Join us for this FUN event!  Donations to SickKids are greatly appreciated.
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Cardiac Kids 18th Anniversary
Boat Party

Friday, August 10th, 2018
Yankee Lady III 249 Queens Quay West, behind Marine Police Station
Tickets $40 online or $50 at the door
» cardiackidsboatparty.eventbrite.com
8PM Boarding | 9PM Departure | 12AM Disembark
All registrants are eligible to win a Vlad Guerrero Jr. Autographed Replica Jersey
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Bike2Play

September 22-23, 2018 - Cyclists to bike from Toronto to Muskoka to raise funds for Cardiac Kids in support of Paediatric Congenital Research at Sick Children's Hospital.
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5th Annual Labatt Family
Heart Centre Sibling Day

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - Siblings are important! To Celebrate their unique contributions to family wellness, The Labatt Family Heart Centre is hosting its 5th Annual Sibling Day.
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Swing Big For Little Hearts
Fall Classic


Saturday, October 13, 2018
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Powerade Centre
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  The Canadian SADS Foundation Patient Day

Week of Sept. 24

SADS Canada is offering a free Patient Information Day on Sat. Oct. 20 at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre for patients and families with heritable cardiac arrhythmia disorders and/or a history of sudden unexplained cardiac death. Come learn about the latest research, share your story and build community. Register at www.sads.ca

Week of Oct. 1

Have you ever wondered how much exercise you can do with your inherited cardiac arrhythmia disorder? Dr. Kamran Ahmad of St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, will present the risks and benefits of exercise for cardiac arrhythmia patients at The Canadian SADS Foundation Patient Information Day on Saturday Oct. 20. Register at www.sads.ca

Week of Oct. 8

Are you a woman with an inherited cardiac arrhythmia disorder and are contemplating pregnancy? Are you worried about the risks? Dr. Danna Spears will present “The Clinical Management of Pregnancy with Inherited Cardiac Rhythm Disorders” at The SADS Canada Patient Information Day on Saturday Oct. 20. Register at www.sads.ca

Week of Oct. 15

Do you have ARVC? Did you know that new therapies in the future use your own immune cells to save you from sudden cardiac death? Dr. Bob Hamilton of SickKids will present “The Future - What's New in Research?” at The Canadian SADS Foundation Patient Information Day on Saturday Oct. 20. Sign up deadline is Wed. Register at www.sads.ca




Golf Tournaments

              Fore the Kids Golf Tournament
Saturday June 9, 2018
Granite Ridge Golf Club (North Course)

      ZGemi Charity Golf Tournament
Saturday July 21st, 2018
Century Pines Golf Club
592 Westover Road., Troy ON L0R 2B0
Individual $325 | Foursome $1200
Please email Sherin Mathew for details s.mathew@zgemi.com or
905-454-0111 x 236
» www.zgemi.com

      The Score Golf Tournament
July 30th, 2018
Angus Glen Golf Club

      Carl's Annual GFY Golf Tournament
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Derrydale Golf Course
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      The Annual
Bergmanis Golf Tournament

Sunday, August 26, 2018
Angus Glen Golf Club




In Support of Cardic Kids


Bayshore is a national, 100% Canadian-owned and operated health services provider that has served Canadians for over 40 years. Bayshore has grown from a small, single-province home care provider into an integrated health care company operating from coast to coast through over 60 nursing branches, over 45 infusion clinics, and a national network of provincial specialty pharmacies. We provide services in all 10 Canadian provinces and staff nursing stations in remote northern communities. Bayshore currently employs approximately 11,000 staff members, including clinical case managers, pharmacists, technicians, nurses, personal support workers, and therapists. Last year, Bayshore touched the lives of over 200,000 clients and provided approximately 9 million hours of care across Canada. » Read More


AEDs, A Life-Saving Investment

Cardiac Kids families receive a
20% discount on our AEDS


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The Mighty O!

This children's book is the story of Owen Veloso who was born with a congenital heart defect and the challenges he and his family have overcome.   Authored by Dr. Emis Akbari and illustrated by Arzu Abbasova, 100% of the proceeds from the book support The Labatt Family Cardiac Centre  at the Hospital for Sick Children and  Make-A-Wish Foundation Canada.  Owen received his wish of being a fireman from Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2012. To read Owen' s Story, Click Here.

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