As previously mentioned in a couple of blog postings (here and here), tomorrow is the Heart and Stroke Foundation's Ride for Heart. This event is Canada's largest one-day charity cycling/rollerblading event. Toronto's famous Gardiner & DVP expressways, Calgary's Memorial Drive and Edmonton's River Valley Trail have all been reserved exclusively for this event.
This event is a fundraising event for heart and stroke research. Since heart disease and stroke are the leading cause of death for Canadian men and women, this cause likely affects you or someone you know. The Heart and Stroke Foundation, the largest non-commissioned source of funds for heart and stroke research in Canada, hopes to raise $2.15 million for this cause.
Where does this money go?
- Research funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation has helped reduce the number of deaths caused by heart disease and stroke by more than 50% since 1980.
- Scientific advances because of research funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation means earlier diagnoses, better treatments and new insights into the prevention of heart disease and stroke for the people in your community, your province, your country – and around the world.
- The Foundation currently funds over 250 hospital- and university-based investigative teams across the province. Because of this research we are seeing advances not even dreamed of 50 years ago.
If you want more information about donating to this great cuase, please visit the Heart and Stroke Foundation's donation page here.