When it comes to heart disease and stroke, our genes should not be our destiny. That’s why I’m fundraising for the 2020 Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart on June 7. Your donation will help fund life-saving research breakthroughs.
Did you know?
The death rate from heart disease and stroke has declined more than 75% over the past 60 years. But there is much more to do.
80% - remature heart disease & stroke that’s preventable
5 minutes - how often heart disease, stroke and related conditions take a life
1.6 million - Canadians living with heart disease & stroke
Each year, an estimated 35,000 cardiac arrests occur in Canada. The vast majority happen in public places or at home, and few people survive. But survival rates double if someone performs CPR and uses an automated external defibrillator (AED).
Each year in Canada, 62,000 strokes occur. It’s a leading cause of death and a major cause of disability. Strokes have a devastating impact on Canadian families, and can change lives in a second.
Heart & Stroke is working to save lives with faster, better emergency response and treatment for stroke and cardiac arrest.
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.
With the right funding, doctors predict they could unlock the genetic puzzle behind cardiovascular disease within as little as five years.
Help me fund this important research and meet my fundraising goal.