Donated Dollars at Work
Your support matters!
It’s clear that you want to help. And we’re thankful for people like you.
When you donate or raise funds for the Ride for Heart, you help fund critical research that’s saving lives and supporting survivors and their families.
The difference donated dollars make
Last year, $31 million supported life-saving heart disease and stroke research. This research was conducted by almost 850 researchers in hospitals and universities across Canada.
Through our instructor network, donated dollars were used to train about 450,000 Canadians in CPR, giving them the skills to save a life.
There are an estimated 1.6 million Canadians living with heart disease or the effects of stroke. Your support in 2016 saved lives and helped improve the health of many of these survivors.
Your Support Makes Things Happen
Survivor Story — Jen Bogart
Waking with a pounding headache, blurry vision and an unsteady walk, Jen tried calling in sick but couldn’t find the words. She emailed instead and went back to bed. But things got worse. Much worse. Unknowingly, Jen suffered a stroke. When her friends got her to the hospital, she couldn’t walk and spoke only three words. Thankfully, doctors saved her life; but stroke changed it. With speech and occupational therapy, Jen now enjoys life at a slower pace. She reads, solves puzzles, cooks, rests, does yoga and goes for walks. Stroke didn’t stop this dynamo — and she’s still making progress.