Dear friends and family,
This will be my 7th year participating in the Manulife Ride For Heart. I'm excited to get back on my bike and crush the 25km route!
As many of you know, I was born with congenital heart defects, diagnosed at 5 months. Days after my diagnosis, I had my first heart surgery. I had my second surgery when I was 14 years old. After I recovered, I started volunteering for the Heart and Stroke Foundation as a Child Survivor Ambassador Speaker. The Heart and Stroke Foundation funds many research projects relating to heart disease and stroke. This includes research being conducted in the Simmons lab, where I am recently completed my Masters.
The research conducted in the Simmons lab and others will help more people live longer, healthier lives. Your donation will directly improve the lives of Canadians like me by preventing disease, saving lives and promoting recovery.
I would greatly appreciate any donation and support! I would really love to raise $1000.00 for the Foundation this year!