Heart and Stroke canvassers will be in Qualicum Beach all month long

February is Heart Month and the Heart and Stroke Foundation says it has several events happening in Qualicum Beach

  • Feb. 3, 2015 8:00 p.m.

February is Heart Month and the Heart and Stroke Foundation says it has several events happening in Qualicum Beach to raise awareness and funds in support of a future free of heart disease and stroke.

Door-to-door canvassing will be happening in various neighbourhoods of the town throughout the month.

Also every day of the month, Curves Fitness will be donating 50 per cent of all service fees to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

In 1952, heart disease and stroke was responsible for 46 per cent of all deaths in Canada. Today that number has dropped to 27 per cent of all deaths.

Heart disease and stroke continue to be two of the leading causes of death in Canada; every seven minutes in Canada, someone dies from heart disease or stroke.

More donations are needed to fund cardiovascular research that leads to life-saving treatments. Heart Month is the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s largest campaign to raise donations and awareness. Together, we can create more survivors.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s mission is to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery. A volunteer-based health charity, it says it strives to tangibly improve the health of every Canadian family, every day.

For more information about Heart Month or anything else related to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, you can contact:

Tina Lutz, Vancouver Island Heart and Stroke Foundation, 250-754-5275or e-mail: tlutz@hsf.bc.ca.

— Submitted by Heart and Stroke Foundation

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

PQBeat: The Old School House Arts Centre executive director Illana Hester

Listen: Podcast talk includes changes at TOSH, long-term view of local arts scene

Superintendent Keven Elder talks to PQB business community about school system

‘I want to thank you for what you do for kids in our community’

‘Soft Shore’ public art installation at Parksville city hall more expensive than planned

Plans to install centerpiece from MAC summer show hits roadblocks

Water flushing in Parksville runs until April

Residents can expect water discolouration

Open house set for Feb. 20 to discuss planned cell tower in Qualicum Beach

Concerned resident has started petition in opposition

WATCH: Man creates intricate replicas of Parksville-area buildings

Historic models currently on display at community centre

Amtrak warns of delays as railways from Seattle to B.C. blocked by Wet’suwet’en supporters

Coastal GasLink said it’s signed benefits agreements with all 20 elected band councils along pipeline route

Federal emergency group to meet on pipeline protests as rail blockades continue

There’s mounting political pressure for Trudeau to put an end to the blockades

VIDEO: Minister reports ‘modest progress’ after blockade talks with First Nation

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say Coastal GasLink does not have authority to go through their lands

B.C. man released from quarantined cruise ship in Japan

Because Spencer Fehrenbacher has American citzensip, he was evacuated by the U.S.

Henrique scores 2 as Ducks soar past Canucks 5-1

Vancouver tumbles out of top spot in Pacific Division

Trudeau cancels Caribbean trip amid pipeline protests across Canada

Protests against Coastal GasLink have disrupted rail service

B.C. VIEWS: Inaction on pipeline protests not a viable response

Columnist Frank Bucholtz on how the Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute got so bad

PHOTOS: Top 10 memories of the 2010 Olympics

Black Press Media’s Jenna Hauck, shares some of her most memorable images of 2010 Winter Games

Most Read