In The Community: The Heart And Stroke Foundation

Did you know;
• Heart disease and stroke take a Canadian life every 7 minutes.
• Heart disease and stroke are the #1 killer of women globally, but only one fifth of Canadian women identify this as their biggest health concern

The Heart and Stroke Foundation is working to change these alarming statistics. Thanks to the money you raise and donate, last year Heart and Stroke was able to invest close to $31.5 million to support 800 researchers across Canada. The research they support could lead to breakthroughs we’ve all been waiting for. And that means more prevention, more recovery and more lives saved.

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This past week, we had the pleasure of participating in the, 4th year of the Big Bike – 27 employees from the Phone Experts, joined and it was a day to remember. We rode the Big Bike, through the Red Deer Parade, kicking off Westerners Day – it’s a great way to give back and team build as you all have to work together to get that Big Bike, moving.

For those of you who don’t know the Big Bike, or what exactly it is, It’s a heart-pumping, cheer-thumping, crazy big, fun ride!
For 20 minutes, 29 riders power one Big Bike. On event day, one of our drivers will accompany you as you pedal through your community and celebrate your accomplishments. While you pedal, you literally stop traffic to support critical heart disease and stroke research, so you’ll feel good, while doing good. But be warned: The minute you stop, you’ll want to climb right back on. It’s that much fun!

Keep in mind, there is a fundraising aspect to it, and all funds raised go towards your community and through out Canada, making sure critical research in universities and hospitals can continue. We all have the same goal – Healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke!

Outside of the Big Bike, there are many ways to take part in the Heart and Stroke foundation, on your own, or within your company, including;

Donating at work 
Individual volunteering

Stay tuned for next month’s in the community blog!

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