You can’t beat saving lives

Thank you for sharing your heart and fundraising for Heart & Stroke. Every dollar helps in our fight to beat heart disease and stroke. Check out our resources and fundraising ideas to feel inspired and help us make every beat count!

Fundraising resources

This is your central resource hub for everything you need to fundraise successfully. Log in to your Participant Centre on desktop or in our mobile app for even more tools and tips!

Fundraising ideas

Check out our complete Ride Fundraising Guide or Virtual Fundraising A-Z ideas to jump-start your fundraising and engage your network online! Reach your goal even faster and become a VIP with our "How to Fundraise $1,000 in 5 Days" 1-pager.

Participant Centre

Explore our email and SMS templates that will help you inspire your donors, fundraise, and reach your goal faster. Simply log into your Participant Centre on desktop, or in our new mobile app, and use our templated messages along with your fundraising page link to reach out to your friends, family and colleagues for donations.

Social media tools

Use our templated social messages to tell your social network why you’re fundraising for Heart & Stroke and what it means to you to participate in Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart. Consider sharing one of our impactful videos with your message. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #HeartAndStrokeRideAsOne. Have a virtual meeting? Show your support with our awesome Ride for Heart Virtual Meeting Backgrounds.

Ride Registration and Referral Contest

The results are in: Let's see who won! Congratulations from all of us, to all of you.

kayaking

Early Bird Prizing

Register before March 15 for your chance to plan your own wellness vacation, including a hotel and airline credit valued at $5,500.

Congratulations Zahra Merchant, Mississauga

Pelatoning

Spring Prizing

Register before April 15 for your chance to win a Peloton Family Bike with a 12-month app subscription and all subsequent registration prizes.

Congratulations Vanessa Bennett, Toronto

At the gym talking

Last Chance Prizing

Register before May 15 for your chance to win a $1,500 gift card to Sport Chek to outfit your home gym or workout wardrobe.

Congratulations Leanne Baker, Edmonton

Official Ride Registration and Referral Contest Rules and Regulations

Fundraising Contest Prizing

We greatly appreciate you making every beat count by raising funds that help us invest in lifesaving research.

The results are in: Let's see who won! Congratulations from all of us, to all of you.

H&S Hoodie

Fundraise $100

Fundraise $100 for your chance to win one of 10 Heart & Stroke Hoodies.

Congratulations
Chou Fan, Edmonto
Victor Ferreira, Brampton
Graham Foster, Toronto
Daniel Rende, York
Shirley Atido, Mississauga
Joyce Querijero, Brampton
Ryan Doyle, Bowmanville
Dale Kelly, Second Peninsula
and Sunny Santic, Whitby

Bowflex

Fundraise $500

Fundraise $500 for your chance to win a Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE Home Gym.

Congratulations Erin Frieday, Burlington

Nutritionist

Fundraise over $1,000

Fundraise over $1,000 and in addition to your VIP Tech-T or Jersey, you’ll earn an entry to win three sessions with a nutritionist and an Oura Fitness Ring.

Congratulations Tasha Abtosway, Foam Lake

At the gym talking

Fundraise over $1,500

Fundraise over $1,500 and in addition to your VIP Tech-T or Jersey, you’ll earn an entry to win three sessions with a nutritionist, five personal training sessions and an Oura Fitness Ring.

Congratulations Hayley Heatley, Bradford

Garmin Watch

Fundraise over $2,500

Fundraise over $2,500 and in addition to your VIP Platinum Tech-T or Jersey, you’ll earn an entry to win a Garmin watch, five personal training sessions, three sessions with a nutritionist, and lab tour for you and three guests with a Heart & Stroke Researcher.

Congratulations Martine Lamoureux, Toronto

A huge heartfelt thank you to all our Ride for Heart participants and donors!

Official Ride Fundraising Contest Rules and Regulations

Fundraise with social

Fundraising during these unprecedented times can be challenging, but we’re here to help you reach (and even surpass) your goal. Use these tools to tell your friends and family why you’re supporting heart disease and stroke research and helping make every beat count.

Email Signatures

Email Signature 1

I’m fundraising for the 2022 virtual Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart, [riding][running][walking][other] a heart-shaped route in support of critical heart disease and stroke research. Never in the 70-year history of Heart & Stroke has your support been more critical. Please make every beat count and help with a donation. [insert your personal fundraising URL].

Email Signature 2

I'm fundraising for the 2022 Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart, [riding][running][walking][other] a heart-shaped route so that we continue to lead the fight to beat heart disease and stroke. COVID-19 makes our fight more urgent than ever. Please help make every beat count by making a secure donation at [insert personal fundraising page URL]

Like Facebook?

Fundraising Messages

Did you know participants who fundraise using Facebook raise 42% more than those who don't?

Simply copy and paste the template you like into your newsfeed. Don't forget to add your personal fundraising page URL so people can go directly to your page to make a donation.

Download a Cover Photo

Facebook Posts

Facebook Post #1

Hey friends, I’m fundraising for the 2022 Manulife Heart & Stroke #RideForHeart, [riding][running][walking][other] a heart-shaped route in support of critical heart disease and stroke research. Every five minutes, someone in this country dies from heart disease, stroke and related conditions. People with these conditions are at higher risk for complications, and death, if they contract COVID-19. They need us more than ever to #HeartAndStrokeRideasOne. Please help make every beat count by supporting me with a secure donation at [insert personal fundraising page URL]

Facebook Post #2

Hello friends,

As you know, COVID-19 has put many of our loved ones at risk. This is especially true for those living with heart disease and stroke. They’re at greater risk for developing serious medical complications if infected by COVID-19.

This threat has kept many people from seeking care when they needed it most. The long-term impacts of the pandemic aren’t yet fully known, but we do know that heart and brain health have been significantly affected.

That’s why I’m participating in the Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart and fundraising for Heart & Stroke by [riding][running][walking][other] a heart-shaped route in support of critical heart disease and stroke research. You can help make every beat count by supporting me.

I need your help. Please support me with a secure donation at [insert personal fundraising page URL].

Follow us on Facebook for Ride for Heart event updates!

Tweet With Heart

Fundraising Tweets

Simply copy and paste the template you like into Twitter, make edits and post. Don't forget to add your personal fundraising URL so people can go directly to your page.

Tweets

Fundraising Tweet #1

Did you know someone in Canada dies every 5 minutes from heart disease, stroke & related conditions? Help me beat heart disease and stroke by donating on my page [insert your personal fundraising page URL] #HeartAndStrokeRideAsOne

Fundraising Tweet #2

Heart and brain health have been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Your support is more critical than ever. That’s why I’m fundraising for the Ride for Heart @Manulife @HeartandStroke #HeartAndStrokeRideasOne. Please donate: [insert your personal fundraising page URL]

Follow us on Twitter for the latest Ride for Heart updates

LinkedIn Fundraising

Fundraising Posts

Simply copy and paste the template you like into LinkedIn. Don't forget to add your personal fundraising page URL so people can go directly to your page to donate.

LinkedIn Posts

LinkedIn Post #1: Starting Out

Dear [insert name],

Did you know someone in Canada dies every five minutes from heart disease, stroke, and related conditions? I am fundraising for the 2022 Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart #HeartAndStrokeRideasOne by [riding][running][walking][other] a heart-shaped route to beat heart disease and stroke. Your support is more critical than ever. Please help make every beat count by supporting me with a secure donation: [insert personal fundraising page URL]

LinkedIn Post #2

COVID-19 has put many of our loved ones at risk. This is especially true for those living with heart disease and stroke: they’re at greater risk for developing serious medical complications if infected by COVID-19. This threat has kept many people from seeking care when they needed it most.

That’s why I’m fundraising for the Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart #HeartAndStrokeRideasOne by [riding][running][walking][other] a heart-shaped route to help beat heart disease and stroke. You can help make every beat count by supporting me.

Please support me with a secure donation at [insert personal fundraising page URL]

Instagram Fundraising

Simply download the photo below and use it in your Instagram posts and stories.

You can also copy and paste one of these templates into your post.

Also, don't forget to:

  • Add your personal fundraising page URL to your profile so people can go directly to your page to donate.
  • Tag us in your post @HeartAndStroke, and use our hashtag: #HeartAndStrokeRideasOne.

Instagram Post #1

Did you know someone in Canada dies every 5 minutes from heart disease, stroke, and related conditions? I am fundraising for the 2022 Manulife @HeartAndStroke #HeartAndStrokeRideasOne by [riding][running][walking][other] a heart-shaped route in support of critical heart disease and stroke research. Your support is more critical than ever. Please help me reach my goal and make every beat count by donating to my personal fundraising page via the link in my profile.

Instagram Post #2

Those living with heart disease and stroke are at greater risk for developing serious medical complications if infected by COVID-19. This threat has kept many people from seeking care when they needed it most. That’s why I’m participating in the Manulife @HeartAndStroke #HeartAndStrokeRideasOne by [riding][running][walking][other] a heart-shaped route in support of critical heart disease and stroke research. You can help make every beat count by supporting me. Together, we can beat heart disease and stroke. Donate to my personal fundraising page via the link in my profile. Thank you!

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