Welcome to my Heart & Stroke Canvassing web page.
February 2020 is starting a new canvassing season, which I've participated in for over 40 years. Although now retired my own research years ago in Biophysics was related to brain aneurysms and tissue mechanics. Two years ago I was honoured, along with several Heart & Stroke volunteers, with a Volunteer Service Award for Ontario (shown in picture). The fund-raising theme for 2020 is to support and raise awareness for women's heart and brain health.
Noted below are some sobering facts on women's health:
- Heart disease and stroke are the #1 cause of premature death for women in Canada
- Heart attack symptoms go unrecognized in 53% of women
- Clinical research in this field has been weighted 2/3 toward male specific studies.
The rallying call:: Women in Canada are under-researched, under-diagnosed, under-treated, and over-dying. Let's close the gap!
I would be really pleased if you were able to make a donation in support of our 2020 campaign.
Thank you for your support.