Hi family and friends
Thanks for taking a look at my page. I'd like to tell you why I have decided to fundraise and what your donation does.
Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death for Canadian men and women. My brother died at 58 years due to a stroke and my daughter has a friend who had a stroke in her 20's! I want to help change this. That’s why I’m fundraising to create more survivors.
Every five minutes, a Canadian life is lost to heart disease, stroke or vascular cognitive impairment. While Heart & Stroke is working hard to change that statistic, the cause is especially urgent for Canadian women, for whom heart disease and stroke are the #1 cause of premature death. With 2/3 of clinical research based on men, we continue to focus on women’s heart and brain health – to close the research gap and stop women from dying unnecessarily
All of the money I raise 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. It's only with your help that we can continue to fund this vital research, and return more survivors home to their loved ones.
Please help me reach my fundraising goal by making a donation today. The need for ongoing research is critical. We simply can’t do it, without supporters like you.
Thank you so much for your support.