Hearty Starty

In 2018, Paige UnRuh’s life changed forever.

At the age of 31, she suffered a cardiac arrest and ended up in hospital for nearly a month because of a cardiac condition that ran in her family — dilated cardiomyopathy. Miraculously, Paige has since made a full recovery and now lives her life with heart disease. She has a defibrillator in her shoulder and takes daily heart medications.

June 28 is the day Paige left the hospital. To commemorate the occasion and give back to those who helped save her life, she held the first Hearty Starty Cocktail Party event to help raise funds for cardiac care at Royal University Hospital. Since its inception, the event has raised over $9,500!