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Wpg Free Press: Heart and Stroke Foundation to honour local donor

October 26, 2018 — 

As the Winnipeg Free Press reports:

Elba Haid was a teen when she lost her mother to a stroke. Since then, the Winnipeg entrepreneur has been on a path to make a difference in women’s heart and brain health.

Haid, chief executive officer of home care provider Real Care Inc., donated $100,000 earlier this year as a founding member of the Women’s Heart and Brain Initiative in Manitoba. Haid and her late husband, Marshall, will be recognized Friday afternoon when a plaque in their honour will be placed in the University of Manitoba’s Active Living Centre….

Yves Savoie, CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, who will be in Winnipeg to make Friday’s presentation, said Haid’s gift is already 

“She is a trailblazer. She is the first woman in Western Canada to have made a gift, be an ambassador and to show leadership,” Savoie said. “We are big funders of research at the University of Manitoba, and they extend to us the privilege of recognizing donors to heart and stroke.

“It’s a really nice arrangement that we are able to recognize one of our Winnipeg donors in the university here in the city.”


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