Thank you for taking the time to visit my Heart & Stroke Canvass page!
Every year, Heart & Stroke canvassers across Canada raise funds for life-saving heart and stroke research. Supporting our health system and organizations such as the Heart & Stroke Foundation provides people with a second chance and I am pleased to be one of those people that was so lucky to receive that second chance AND the opportunity to hold my own heart. Over two years ago on October 13th, 2017 my life was changed when I was given the opportunity of a lifetime and received a heart transplant. The picture above is of myself and my wife two weeks later, holding my old heart. Your donation has the power to make huge differences in someone's life, as this has in my own world and not a day goes by am I not grateful for the moments I get to share with my family and friends because of the generous donations and support of others. I thank you genuinely for your support and the possibilities of also giving others a second chance.
This year’s campaign carries a powerful message: When it comes to women’s heart and brain health, it’s #TimeToSeeRed:
- 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
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!