For years we’ve seen that heart disease can be passed down through generations, but now we know that family history can double your risk of heart disease and stroke.
This is alarming because everyone I know, and everyone you know, can identify a family member or friend with a family history of cardiovascular disease. I don’t want to lose these loved ones before their time. I don’t believe our genes should determine our fate.
Today researchers have identified 20-30% of the genes involved in heart disease and stroke. Doctors predict that we could know 100% within as little as 5 years. That’s huge! And only possible if the research continues.
I am excited to support this research and more like it by fundraising for the 2019 Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart . I need your help. Please help me with my fundraising goal and make a donation today.