For Immediate Release
May 27, 2016
Winner of fundraising competition between Janice Kaffer, CEO HDGH,
and Barry Fowler of Fowler Financial, to be revealed. 


Over 1,200 participants are set to take the challenge at the 4th annual Heart Breaker event taking place this Saturday at Malden Park. This year's Challenge features 15 obstacles over a 6 km course, promising a muddy and fun experience fo r all. 
The event benefitting the Cardiac Wellness Centre and Pulmonary Rehab Programs at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare (HDGH) has also been the basis of  a fundraising competition between Barry Fowler of Fowler Financial and HDGH CEO Janice Kaffer.  The goal of the contest, to obtain the most pledges and donations.  With their combined totals nearing the $25000 mark, a winner will be revealed prior to their race time on Saturday.

Saturday, May 28 , 2016
1:30pm- Announcement of fundraising competition winner
2:20 pm-First wave of Heart Breaker Challenge
HDGH President and CEO, Janice Kaffer and Barry Fowler, Fowler Financial to participate in this wave
Last wave at 4:20 pm

Malden Park, 4300 Matchette Road, Windsor, ON
By the main tent area

Bill Marra, Vice-President, External Affairs, Innovation and Philanthropy Executive Director, Changing Lives Together Foundation, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare at (519) 919-0033

For more information visit or like the Heart Breaker Challenge Facebook page
About Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare

Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare is a premium healthcare centre offering Rehabilitation Services; Specialized Mental Health & Addictions; Complex Medical and Palliative Care; and Children and Youth Mental Health Services. HDGH has a unique blended model of specialized inpatient beds; outpatient residential beds; as well as outpatient and community services. 

The Cardiac Wellness Program is a 6 month medically managed cardiac rehabilitation program that assists participants following a cardiac event. The Program consists of twice weekly supervised exercise sessions, 6 mandatory education classes, and individual counseling sessions with specific members of the interdisciplinary team when appropriate. The program supports 500 participants annually. In February we held a grand opening of 9,900 square feet new facility. All made possible through donor dollars.
The interdisciplinary team also offers a Pulmonary Rehab Program, a 16 week program that assists people after being diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Through three weekly exercise sessions and an educational component, the program aims to maintain or improve exercise tolerance and quality of life for participants, as well as reduce dyspnea and hospital readmission rates.