Heart and Stroke Foundation extends heartfelt thanks for Heart Month support
Editor: On behalf of the thousands of people whose lives will be saved this year due to ground-breaking research, advocacy and education funded through Heart Month donations, I want to thank everyone who is helping us create more survivors of heart disease and stroke.
Heart Month is the Heart and Stroke Foundation's key opportunity to reach millions of Canadians in February and alert them to the risks of this disease. Today, heart disease and stroke take one life every seven minutes and 90 per cent of Canadians have at least one risk factor.
Hundreds of thousands of people across the country, including many here in our community, go doorto-door canvassing or collect donations online to raise funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. If you have missed your canvasser, or if a canvasser has not called on you yet, you can still donate at www.heartandstroke.ca or by calling 1-888-473-4636.
Many of you help out year after year, and others participated as a Heart Month volunteer for the first time – and each of you has your own special reason. In the end, we are all working towards the same vision: a future without heart disease and stroke.
So, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who canvassed, volunteered and donated this February. With your support, we are creating more survivors of heart disease and stroke.