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Fundraise your way
My Own Fundraiser empowers you to fundraise your way. Your support funds Heart & Stroke research breakthroughs, and saves lives.
How it works
Know your "why" and register online
Everybody has a unique reason why they want to help. Once you have it, all you have to do is register online.
Share your "why"
Log in and personalize your fundraising page. Add a photo, tell your story, and tell the world “why” you’re fundraising.
Kick-off your fundraiser
First, make a donation to yourself to set the bar. Then, rally your community and share your personal page link through social media and email asking for support.
That's all you have to do!Start Fundraising
When you can bring purpose to your passion, you open a whole new world of possibilities. Become inspired by these imaginative ways to raise money for Heart & Stroke:
Move for moments
Challenge yourself to get active to raise donations. Walk, run, swim, cycle, climb, or race there is no limit to what you can do while inspiring others to live their best life in support of a great cause.
Art with heart
Let your creative side rule your event. Perform, host a paint night or fashion show, or try selling your creations in exchange for donations to friends, family, and coworkers.
Gather for good
Host an event that delights yours guests and supports the lives of people all over Canada. Throw a pool party, hold a games night, or put on a BBQ to have fun and help fund the next research breakthrough.
Donate your day
Turn an already special event into something exceptional. Whether you’re dedicating a particular day or celebrating a specific person, invite guests to donate and give the gift of hope.
Dr. Michael Hill is not only a renowned Heart & Stroke researcher, he’s also a fellow fundraiser!
Dr. Hill put together two teams of neurologists, neuroscience nurses, stroke fellows, post-doc and grad students and even his son Max and daughter Alexis to participate in the recent Kananaskis 100 relay race in Alberta, raising funds for Heart & Stroke. The 100-mile relay race included some grueling uphill legs through the pristine Kananaskis Valley southwest of Calgary. Our thanks to Dr. Hill, his teams, and his supporters for following their passion and helping fund critical research across Canada.
At the age of 48 and in seemingly good physical health, Leo Namen suffered a heart attack. With support from family, and friends Leo slowly regained hope that he could once again have a full and active life. Leo now has his sights set on Mount Everest and hopes to make history in May 2020 and potentially become the first Canadian with heart disease to summit Mount Everest!Learn More
Caroline Slade’s Heart & Stroke story began 12 years ago when she had a stroke which uncovered two previous strokes that had gone unrecognized. A congenital heart defect was determined as the cause. Like others she feels that "women are under-diagnosed and under-researched." In celebration of her 60th birthday and being alive she is going to run/walk/complete the10k Vancouver Sun Run on April 19th with family and friends.Learn More
Photo credit: Dave Peleschak
In 2014, Richard Peverley suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed on the bench during a National Hockey League game. Thanks to a team of paramedics, trainers and an automatic external defibrillator (AED), he was resuscitated within 2 minutes. Richard has since launched Pevs Protects to raise funds and awareness around the importance of AEDs, CPR and AED education. To date, the campaign has raised over $155,000 for Heart & Stroke.Learn More