Dear Family and Friends:
As many of you know, this is my 16th year of canvassing for Heart & Stroke.
For many years my canvassing was restricted to door-to-door in a neighbourhood near me. In more recent years, on the request of many of you who live outside of my canvass area, I have solicited funds for Heart & Stroke through on-line donation.
Starting in 2019, door-to-door canvassers are only permitted to give INTERIM tax receipts for any donations collected. OFFICIAL income tax receipts for donations given directly to me will be sent to donors from the administrative head office of Heart & Stroke prior to 2020 Income Tax return time.
Accordingly, the advantage of making a donation electronically is that you will receive an OFFICIAL income tax receipt immediately through your e-mail.
I wanted to share with you the following facts:
• Heart disease and stroke are the #1 cause of premature death for women in Canada
• Heart attack symptoms go unrecognized in 53% of women
• 2/3 of heart disease and stroke clinical research focuses on men
Women are under-researched, under-diagnosed and, as a result, under-treated. It’s time to close the research gap.
By making a donation, you’ll become part of the push for change – shining a spotlight on the inequities and fueling the research and scientific discovery needed to save lives.
Please consider making a donation.
Should you wish to donate electronically to Heart & Stroke click on the link below. By using the DONATE NOW button that appears your donation will be applied directly to my personal fund-raising goal. MANY THANKS.