Thanks for taking a look at my page. I'd like to tell you why I've decided to fundraise and what your donation does.
Many of us have seen the devastation caused by heart disease and stroke. While I've canvassed for Heart & Stroke for around 25 years, this cause is even more important to me since my husband, Doug, had double bypass surgery and then a stroke in January 2018. He has made a wonderful recovery and I know we've benefitted from all the research done in the past. That’s why I’m working with Heart & Stroke Canvass to raise funds and deliver life-saving information.
First, I would encourage you to learn and share the signs of a heart attack and stroke, because it could save the life of someone you love. Second, please donate to my fundraiser. Why? Because in Canada, one person dies every 5 minutes from heart disease, stroke or vascular cognitive impairment.
Your donation will help all people in Canada, but it’s especially important for women, who face even more dire statistics:
#1 cause of premature death in women in Canada is heart disease and stroke.
53% of women who experience heart attack symptoms have them go unrecognized.
2/3 of all heart disease and stroke clinical research focuses on men.
To close the research gap, Heart & Stroke has pledged to double the dollars invested in research for women. I need your help to save lives and create more moments with the people we love.
Please help me reach my fundraising goal by making a donation 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.