Welcome to my Heart & Stroke Canvass page!
Every year, Heart & Stroke canvassers across Canada raise funds for life-saving heart and stroke research.
High blood pressure, strokes, and heart attacks have been the bane of many of my family members. Three of my grandparents succumbed to heart related issues as did my own parents. My mother even suffered a heart attack at our wedding reception. Consequently, the urgent need for continued research is as obvious to me as it was to my molther who also canvassed for Heart & Stroke for many years.
This year’s campaign also carries a new and powerful message for women specifically:
- Heart attack & stroke is the # 1 cause of premature death for women
- Heart attack symptoms go unrecognized in 53% of women
- 2/3 of heart disease and stroke clinical research focuses on men
The numbers say it all. Women are under-researched, under-diagnosed, under-treated, and over-dying. It’s time to close the research gap and stop women dying unnecessarily. It’s #TimeToSeeRed.
By making a donation, you’ll become part of the push for change – shining a spotlight on the inequities and fueling the scientific discovery and collaborations needed to save lives.
Funding for research is needed for this crucial cause. Please donate to save lives and give the women we love #MoreMoments.
Thank you for supporting me!