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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Submitted by Heart and Stroke Foundation