The Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa - Western Cape
The Heart Foundation is a Section 21 (not-for-profit) company charged with reducing the incidence of cardiovascular disease through education and supporting research. The Heart Foundation has 3 key focus areas:
• Health promotion to encourage prevention of heart disease
• Support for people living with a heart condition
• Fundraising to continue our work, with no government funding we raise every cent we spend
• Educational material in the form of brochures, seminars, website content, award winning HEART magazine and media articles
• Health checks
• Children’s Programme (community empowerment education initiative in crèche’s)
• Primary School Programme (Grade 1-7)
• Sow-A-Seed vegetable gardens
• Heart Mark food approval programme to identify healthy products at a glance
• Heart Mark Diet Line – free advice from dieticians
• Mended Hearts support group for people living with a heart condition
• Mended Little Hearts for parent s of children with a heart condition
• HEART magazine
• Food Beat newsletter
• Red hearts collection boxes. Find out more...
• Events – fun activities for a good cause, held throughout the year (from Spring Balls , Dress Red day to Golf Days and everything in between)
• We also rely on business's social responsibility and individuals generosity for donations and bequests
The Heart Foundation is a community-based organisation established to reduce the incidence of heart disease and stroke in the population of South Africa by providing education and supporting research.
Established in 1980, the Heart Foundation is a Section 21 company established to co-ordinate heart health activities in South Africa. In 1990, heart disease ranked amongst the top five causes of death in South Africa. Now, aside from HIV and AIDS related deaths, heart disease and stroke (jointly termed cardiovascular disease) are the number one killer in South Africa.
The function of the Heart Foundation is to present the vast scientific knowledge of heart disease and stroke to the public in an understandable and applicable manner.