I am walking for my father in law Norm who passed away from an unexpected heart attack when I was 8 months pregnant. He did not get to meet his first grandchild. We named our son Jackson Norman Anderson in honor of him. He just turned 3 on Norms birthday. Norm was the best type of person you could ask for. Always smiling and always talking to people. He lit up the room with his smile and personality. I walk for him.
When it comes to heart disease and stroke, our genes should not be our destiny. That’s why I’m fundraising for the 2020 Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart on June 7. Your donation will help fund life-saving research breakthroughs and will give us more moments with those we love.
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.