Heart disease is the number one cause of death in women although many women continue to think of heart disease as a man’s disease. Women’s heart attack symptoms can also be quite different from men’s. Statistics indicate that every 5 minutes someone dies from heart disease and stroke in Canada. I am proud to be a strong advocate and supporter of the Heart & Stroke Foundation - inspired by their leading edge research, focus on women health and indigenous people. In addition to my own family member's lived experience, I inspiried by the numberous testimonials that has touched me and prompted me to participate in the Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride/Walk for Heart on June 7th, 2020.
This year I hope to continue the tradition with both my children, Tristan & Lauren. Please support me and the countless individuals who will benefit from your generosity. The Heart & Stroke Foundation continues to make strides in leading research that has helped save so many lives in Canada. Stay informed and spread the word, you never know who’s life you may save!