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Heart Pledge Day

We’re proud to announce the community came together to raise $381,994, which is doubled to a whopping $763,987 thanks to a matching gift from the Jim Pattison Foundation.

Thank you to everyone who tuned in for Heart Pledge Day on up! 99.3 to listen as physicians, medical researchers, frontline healthcare providers, and patients shared their inspiring and personal stories to raise funds and awareness about the world-class cardiac care at the University of Alberta Hospital’s Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.

About Heart Pledge Day

Every year, thousands of supporters from across western Canada flood the phone lines on Heart Pledge Day in support of cardiac care and research at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute. Since 2010, the University Hospital Foundation has partnered with a local radio station to host an annual radio event in February, to raise critical funds that support the most advanced equipment, technology, and work environments in the world. 


Funds raised during the event have touched every corner of the Maz and have impacted cardiac patients of all ages. 


Community support brings state-of-the-art equipment that provides our highly skilled cardiac team the tools they need to provide exceptional care at every stage of a patient’s journey, making the Maz a world leader in complex cardiac care and surgery. 


Mandy Rouselle

When Mandy’s heart began to fail, she was placed on a special life-support machine called ECMO to keep her alive. Next, surgeons inserted a VAD, a mechanical heart, to keep her blood pumping until she could receive a lifesaving heart transplant.

Today, Mandy is enjoying her life – time with her husband and daughter – after receiving a new heart. The innovations that saved her life were only possible thanks in part to funds raised for the University Hospital Foundation through Heart Pledge Day.

Full Story
The Rosenau

Heart Wall

Carl Rosenau knows a thing or two about life-saving heart care at the Maz, in 2010, Carl underwent successful quadruple bypass surgery, and had his aortic valve replaced.
Sponsoring the Rosenau Heart Wall is Carl and his entire family’s way of showing where their heart is.

With a gift during Heart Pledge Day, you earn your chance to do the same. Provide your name, or the name of a loved one who received care at the Maz, and we’ll add it to a heart to be proudly displayed on our heart wall.

Every dollar we receive during heart month makes a difference in the lives of the thousands of people who receive care at the Maz each year.

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Become a Sponsor

A unique opportunity to build your brand and showcase your values. UHF is pleased to engage your team through unique experiences and activations. Learn More

Make a Donation

For your generosity, receive a charitable tax receipt and recognition as a donor to the Maz. Donate

Together We Can
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