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Healthy Caribbean Coalition - Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados Celebrates 25 years

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Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados

First Published on: 30th May. Barbados Nation Sunday Sun

AS THE Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB) celebrates its 25th anniversary, the Board of Directors wishes to express heartfelt thanks to patron His Excellency Sir Clifford Husbands, Governor General of Barbados as well as the Executive, CEO and staff, volunteers, members, donors and sponsors, and medical professionals who have contributed to its formation and growth and who continue their devoted involvement.

Public support of the programmes, especially by those who are at high risk for heart disease or stroke, or who have already experienced such health problems is very welcome. The HSFB also appreciates participation in its fund-raising activities and continues to educate adults and children in various ways, including the publication of the HEARTLINE magazine and newspaper pages.

The HSFB is a non-profit organisation registered under the Companies Act 1982 of Barbados, registration number 269 and under the Charities Act 1979-2 registration number 82. The health body was founded in 1985 as the Heart Foundation of Barbados (HFB) and in 2006 embraced stroke to become the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados.

As a non-governmental organisation which receives no public funding, it is heavily dependent upon donations, sponsorships, membership fees, and support for continuous education and training. Fund-raising activities are also held to keep the work of the organisation going. The motto of HSFB is “Everybody has a heart” and this speaks directly to each individual to make a personal commitment to living a healthy lifestyle.

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