Heart and Stroke Foun­da­tion extends heart­felt thanks for Heart Month sup­port

The Southwest Booster - - NEWS -

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.

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