Fundraise for your event

Thanks for fundraising with Ride for Heart. Every dollar helps fund lifesaving research on heart disease and stroke. Use our fundraising tips or learn more about our great fundraising perks.

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!

Fundraising ideas

Use our Fundraising A-Z for creative ideas to jump-start your fundraising or to help think of your own unique ways to engage your network! 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. Send messages to friends, family, and coworkers through your Participant Centre.

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 ride or walk raises funds that help us invest in life-saving research to create more survivors. To thank you for your great work. Check out the following recognition rewards and then 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-$9,999

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.

With Social

Use this page to get fundraising results fast! Whether you like Facebook or think a picture says a thousand words, we have tools to help you reach your people. Try them all and see how quickly you reach your fundraising goal!

Email Fundraising Tools

Email Signatures

Tell all of your email contacts that you support 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 Ride for Heart. Help me create more survivors by supporting me with a secure donation at [insert personal fundraising page URL] [insert your personal fundraising URL].

Email Signature 2

I'm fundraising for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Help me to create more survivors of heart disease and stroke by making a secure donation at [insert personal fundraising page URL]

Like Facebook?

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

Fundraising Messages

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.

Participants who fundraise using Facebook raise 42% more than those who don't.

Facebook Posts

Facebook Post #1:

For years we’ve seen that heart disease can be passed down through generations, but now we know that family history can double your risk of heart disease and stroke.

This is alarming because everyone I know, and everyone you know, can identify a family member or friend with a family history of cardiovascular disease. I don’t want to lose these loved ones before their time. I don’t believe our genes should determine our fate.

Today researchers have identified 20-30% of the genes involved in heart disease and stroke. Doctors predict that we could know 100% within as little as 5 years. That’s huge! And only possible if the research continues.

I am excited to support this research and more like it by fundraising for the 2020 Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart. I need your help. Please support me with a secure donation at [insert personal fundraising page URL].

Facebook Post #2

I’m fundraising for the 2020 Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart. Help me create more survivors by supporting me with a secure donation at [insert personal fundraising page URL]

Photos

Show your pride by replacing your newsfeed and cover photos with one of these.

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 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

Tweet #1

I'm fundraising for the 2020 Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart. Help me create more survivors by supporting me with a secure donation. [create a link to your personal fundraising page from the selected text] #RideforHeart

Tweet #2

Help me support the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Support my fundraising for the 2020 Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart. [Create a link to your personal fundraising page from the selected text] #RideforHeart

Photos

Show your pride by replacing your Twitter photo with one of these.

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 Twitter Display Photo

Follow us on Twitter for the latest Ride for Heart updates

Stay LinkedIn

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 #1: Starting Out

Dear [insert name],

I am excited to [insert ride/walk] in the 2020 Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart on Sunday, June 7! But first, I need your help. For years we’ve seen that heart disease can be passed down through generations, but now we know that family history can double your risk of heart disease and stroke.

This is alarming because everyone I know, and everyone you know, can identify a family member or friend with a family history of cardiovascular disease. I don't want to lose these loved ones before their time. I don't believe our genes should determine our fate.

So, before I participate to support the Heart and Stroke Foundation, I want to fundraise to help push this research forward. I hope you'll help me by supporting my [insert ride/walk] with a donation.

Today we have identified 20-30% of the genes involved in heart disease and stroke. Doctors predict that we could know 100% within as little as 5 years. That's huge! And only possible if the research continues.

Help me support this and other vital, life-saving research with a donation at my page below!

[insert personal fundraising page URL]

Thank you,

[insert your name]

LinkedIn Post #2

I'm fundraising for the 2020 Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart. Help me create more survivors by supporting me with a secure donation at [insert personal fundraising page URL]

Photos

Show your pride by replacing your LinkedIn photos with one of these.

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

Be Social with Instagram

Be Social with Instagram

Don’t forget to tag us in your post @TheHSF, use our hashtag #MoreMoments and mention that the link to your fundraising page can be found in your profile. We suggest adding the line, ‘Help me reach my goal by donating to my personal fundraising page via the link in my profile. Thank you!’

Images

Show your pride by replacing your Instagram photos with one of these.

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