Bret 'Hitman' Hart, Spokesperson Stroke Recovery Canada®
A Champion In and Out of The Ring
For over 20 years Bret entertained fans around the world winning numerous wrestling championships and has become one of Canada's most recognizable icons.
In 2007, March of Dimes Canada was thrilled to welcome legendary Canadian wrestler Bret Hart as spokesperson of its Stroke Recovery Canada® program.
Known to many Canadians as Bret “The Hitman” Hart, the champion wrestler was born in Calgary, Alberta into a wrestling dynasty led by his father, Stu Hart.
In 2002, Bret overcame a devastating stroke, a defeat he calls his greatest victory. Bret's stroke caused partial paralysis requiring months of physical therapy, but through his determination, he has made a successful recovery.
Since then, Bret published his memoirs, titled: Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling. The hardcover book was a bestseller, and it has now been released in softcover. More recently, Bret made a triumphant return to wrestling, taking part in Wrestlemania 26.
Over the past years, Bret has been helping March of Dimes in its mission to educate Canadian stroke survivors on how to "Survive and Thrive" after a stroke.
Bret has appeared at fundraising events, including throwing out the first pitch at a Toronto Blue Jays game in 2010 to kick off Stroke Recovery Awareness Month and has filmed a series of public service announcements which will be released to television stations across the country..
He made a series of appearances in Toronto in the October, 2011, including the ceremonial kick-off at an Argos game and an autographing signing at the Mt. Pleasant BIA Village Fall Fair.
Thank you Bret for being part of our March of Dimes family!
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View photos of Bret Hart at the Toronto Argonauts
Mt. Pleasant Village BIA Fall Festival
The line up at the March of Dimes booth to meet Bret Hart.
Volunteers thrilled to meet Stroke Recovery Canada® spokesperson Bret Hart.
March of Dimes staff member, Asif gets an autograph from Bret Hart.