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The BKDI team is wearing jeans on Fridays in Support of our client, C-era Medical Clinic, and the CHAMP program here in Calgary!

Last updated 7 years ago

The Cardiovascular Health Assessment and Management Program (CHAMP) here in Calgary offers local health assessment clinics in high risk areas of the city. These clinics have proven vital in high risk populations as they are able to reach out to a significant number of individuals, largely due to a device called the BpTRU. The BpTRU takes six blood pressure readings, one minute apart. This system can provide a more accurate reading of the patient’s true blood pressure.

In support of our client – C-era Medical Clinic – BKDI is working to raise a minimum of $800.00 for the CHAMP program, which represents the cost of a single BpTRU device. To achieve this goal, the participating employees here at BKDI Architects contribute $5.00 every Friday to wear jeans and all proceeds go toward this program.

Not only do we enjoy a more casual work day in our favorite pair of blue-jeans, but we are also moving yet another step closer toward our goal! We hope that, through our small contribution, more people will benefit from the CHAMP program and will experience improved wellbeing through early detection of cardiovascular disease. 

Important facts:

Over five million Canadians have high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in women.

Let’s help change these statistics!

For more information about high blood pressure and the CHAMP programs, visit


A small group of the BKDI team enjoying a casual denim Friday at work!


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