My name is Coleen Bohlen. Thanks for taking a look at my page. I'd like to tell you why I have decided to fund-raise and what your donation does.
Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death for Canadian men and women. I want to help change this. For twenty-one years I have been fund-raising for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Initially it was in memory of my father-in-law, Karl who died suddenly in 1999 of a heart attack; then, my older sister, Linda, also had a sudden heart attack and passed away when she was only 51; then my oldest sister, Cathy passed away at 60 after a blood clot travelled to her heart. As sad as these deaths were, I think the survivor stories are just as powerful: my aunt Mavis almost fully recuperated from her stroke just over a year ago, my father, Bob, enjoys visits with his children and grandchildren after quick treatment for a heart attack and pacemaker surgery many years ago...all of these stories have impacted my life and are the reasons I have given my time, energy and money each year since 1999.
All of the money I raise this year will go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, where they’ll use it to develop life-saving treatments that bring hope to heart disease and stroke patients. In the last year alone, the Heart and Stroke Foundation has helped create 165,000 survivors of heart disease and stroke.
Because this year will be my final canvass, I have doubled my goal and want to raise $1000 and finish canvassing with a bang!!! Please help me reach my fund-raising goal by making a donation today.
Matched donations! Again this year, SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU., our National Women's Health Partner, is doubling all donations (up to $250,000) made in-person or on-line during the month of February. Double your impact and donate today!!!
It's only with your help that we can continue to fund this vital research, and return more survivors home to their loved ones.
Thank you so much for your support!