Thanks for taking a look at my page. I'd like to tell you why I have decided to canvass and what your donation does.
Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death for Canadian men and women. It has not only touched, but actually profoundly changed and taken away, the lives of many relatives and friends. It affects one's ability to recover from almost any other kind of illness. And many people have significant risk factors without even knowing it. I want to help change this. That's why, among many things, I canvass for Heart and Stroke. I've been doing this for 22 consecutive years, since 1996, the year my mother didn't make it through her triple bypass surgery at age 51.
All of the money I raise will go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, where they’ll use it to develop life-saving treatments that bring hope to heart disease and stroke patients. In the last year alone, the Heart and Stroke Foundation has helped create 165,000 survivors of heart disease and stroke. I personally have met a research scientist, in my neighbourhood, whose work is funded by this campaign. And I know of people who have benefitted from the significant breakthroughs in treatment and lifestyle that the funding has made possible
Please help me reach my fundraising goal by making a donation today.
It's only with your help that we can continue to fund this vital research, and return more survivors home to their loved ones.
Thank you so much for your support.