Too many of my family members have been afflicted by heart disease and it is very likely that it is something I will have to face at some point in my life.
It was always apparent that family history played a role in our risk factors for heart disease and stroke. But despite significant advances, we only know 20-30% of the genes involved.
That’s why I am fundraising for the 2020 Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart on June 7th. The event has gone virtual this year and I've decided to challenge myself to run a 10km route in the shape of a heart with the goal to raise $1000.
With the right funding, doctors predict they could unlock the genetic puzzle behind cardiovascular disease within as little as 5 years.
Your donation will push forward life-saving research like this and more and fund incredible breakthroughs to create more survivors of heart disease and stroke!