Fundraise to save lives

Thank you for fundraising for Heart & Stroke, especially during these challenging times. Every dollar helps fund life-saving heart disease and stroke research. Check out our virtual fundraising ideas for inspiration.

Fundraising Resources

If you’re looking for resources to help you fundraise and videos to share to inspire your donors, you’ll find it all right here!

Virtual Fundraising ideas

Check out our Virtual Fundraising A-Z ideas to jump-start your fundaising and engage your network online! Reach your goal even faster with our How to fundraise $1,000 in 5 days guide.

Participant Centre

We’ve developed email templates that will help you fundraise, inspire, and reach your goal faster. Log into your Participant Centre and easily copy templated messages into your preferred email provider along with your fundraising page link.

Tools for social

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 Ride for Heart. Consider sharing one of our impactful videos with your message.

Individual rewards

Your participation raises funds that help us invest in life-saving research. Check out the following recognition rewards - our thank you for your outstanding support. Get ready to start fundraising.

Level 1 $250-$499

To qualify for a $15 gift card of your choice.

Level 2 $500-$999

To quality for a $35 gift card of your choice.

Level 3 VIP $1000-$1,500

You’ll receive a Louis Garneau VIP cycling jersey or technical shirt, plus a $100 gift card.

Level 4 VIP $1,500-$1,999

You’ll receive a Louis Garneau VIP cycling jersey or technical shirt, plus a $150 gift card.

Level 5 VIP $2,000-$2,499

You’ll receive a Louis Garneau VIP cycling jersey or technical shirt, plus a $200 gift card.

Level 6 Platinum VIP $2,500+

You’ll receive a Louis Garneau Platinum VIP cycling jersey or technical shirt, plus a $250 gift card.

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.

Email Fundraising Tools

Email Signatures

Tell all of your email contacts that you’re supporting Heart & Stroke. Add one of these messages to your email signature to boost your fundraising. Don't forget to add your personal fundraising URL so people can go directly to your page to make a donation.

Fundraisers who use the e-mail badge fundraise 68% more than those who don’t.

Email Signatures

Email Signature 1

I’m fundraising for the 2020 Manulife Heart & Stroke Virtual Ride for Heart. People with heart disease and stroke are among the most vulnerable right now because they are at greater risk for developing serious medical conditions if infected with COVID-19. They need our support more than ever. Please help. [insert your personal fundraising URL].

Email Signature 2

I'm fundraising for Heart & Stroke so that we continue to lead the fight against heart disease and stroke. COVID-19 makes our fight more urgent than ever. Please help by making a secure donation at [insert personal fundraising page URL]

Like Facebook?

Fundraising with Facebook is easy as 1-2-3!

Fundraising Messages

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

We’re here to make it easy for you! Simply copy and paste the template you like into your newsfeed. Don't forget to add your personal fundraising URL so people can go directly to your page to make a donation.

Facebook Posts

Facebook Post #1

Friends, I’m fundraising for the 2020 Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride #VirtualRideForHeart. People living with heart disease and stroke are at greater risk for developing serious complications if infected with COVID-19. They need us more than ever. Please support 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.

That’s why I’m participating in the Virtual Ride for Heart and fundraising for Heart & Stroke. You can help make a difference by supporting me.

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

Photos

Show your support by using the photos below for your cover photo and post image.

Note: The image will open in a new tab. To download it, simply right click on the image and save to your desired location.

Download the Facebook Post

Download the Facebook Cover Photo

Follow us on Facebook for Virtual Ride for Heart event updates!

Tweet With Heart

Tweeting your support for Heart & Stroke is easy!

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

Help me support @HeartandStroke. People living with heart disease and stroke need us more than ever. Donate on my 2020 Manulife Heart & Stroke #VirtualRideForHeart page. [Create a link to your personal fundraising page from the selected text]

Fundraising Tweet #2

People living with heart disease and stroke are at greater risk for developing serious complications if infected with COVID-19. They need us more than ever. That’s why I’m fundraising for the 2020 Manulife Heart & Stroke #VirtualRideForHeart. Please support me: [create a link to your personal fundraising page from the selected text]

Photos

Show your support by replacing your Twitter header photo with one of these.

Note: The image will open in a new tab. To download it, on desktop simply right click on the image and save to your desired location and on mobile, click the link to open the image in a new tab and save it to your photos.

Download the Twitter Header Photo

Follow us on Twitter for the latest Virtual Ride for Heart updates

LinkedIn Fundraising

Sharing your support for Heart & Stroke is easy!

Fundraising Posts

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

LinkedIn Posts

LinkedIn Post#1: Starting Out

Dear [insert name],

People living with heart disease and stroke are at greater risk for developing serious complications if infected with COVID-19. They need us more than ever. That’s why I’m fundraising for the 2020 Manulife Heart & Stroke #VirtualRideForHeart. Please support me with a secure donation:

Help support 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.

That’s why I’m participating in the Manulife Heart & Stroke Virtual Ride for Heart and fundraising for Heart & Stroke. You can help make a difference by supporting me.

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

Photos

Show your support by using the photo below for your LinkedIn post.

Note: The image will open in a new tab. To download it, on desktop simply right click on the image and save to your desired location and on mobile, click the link to open the image in a new tab and save it to your photos.

Instagram Fundraising

Be Social with Instagram

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 URL to your profile so people can go directly to your page to make a donation.
  • Tag us in your post @HeartAndStroke, and use our hashtag: #VirtualRideForHeart.

Instagram Post #1

People living with heart disease and stroke are at greater risk for developing serious complications if infected with COVID-19. They need us more than ever. That’s why I’m fundraising for the 2020 Manulife Heart & Stroke #VirtualRideForHeart.

Help me reach my goal by donating to my personal fundraising page via the link in my profile. Thank you

@HeartAndStroke

Instagram 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.

That’s why I’m participating in the Manulife Heart & Stroke Virtual Ride for Heart and fundraising for Heart & Stroke. You can help make a difference by supporting me.

Help me reach my goal by donating to my #VirtualRideForHeart Fundraising Page via the link in my profile. Thank you!

Photos

Show your support by using this photo in your Instagram posts and stories.

Download the Instagram Post Photo

Note: The image will open in a new tab. To download it, simply right click on the image and save to your desired location.

Follow Heart & Stroke on Instagram