Heart and Stroke Foun­da­tion moves fundrais­ing month to June

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - HEALTH/COMMUNITY -

The Heart and Stroke Foun­da­tion in P.E.I. ad­vises Is­lan­ders that due to the se­vere win­ter con­di­tions of 2015, and in the in­ter­ests of safety for our vol­un­teer can­vassers, we will no longer be con­duct­ing the per­son-to-per­son cam­paign dur­ing Heart Month in Fe­bru­ary.

The cam­paign, which raises a sig­nif­i­cant per­cent­age of the Foun­da­tion’s an­nual rev­enues, will in­stead take place in June which is Stroke Month.

Com­mu­nity Fund De­vel­op­ment Co-or­di­na­tor, Crys­tal Cobb, is pleased with the move, which will al­low can­vassers to knock on doors in their neigh­bour­hoods in warmer weather and with longer hours of day­light.

“We re­al­ized last year that many of our can­vassers were un­able to head out to knock on doors due to the in­clement weather and with so many road­ways and side­walks im­pass­able.”

Is­lan­ders are also en­cour­aged to do­nate on­line dur­ing Heart Month in Fe­bru­ary or at any time of year by vis­it­ing heart­month.heartand­stroke.c a.

Vol­un­teer can­vassers are eas­ily rec­og­nized by their can­vasser ma­te­ri­als that in­clude the Heart and Stroke Foun­da­tion logo, and many res­i­dents of PEI have been vis­ited by the same vol­un­teer for a num­ber of years.

How­ever, the Foun­da­tion en­cour­ages any­one wish­ing to con­firm the le­git­i­macy of in­di­vid­u­als re­quest­ing do­na­tions at their door to call co-or­di­na­tor Crys­tal Cobb at 902- 8927441.

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