Every 7 minutes someone dies from heart disease and stroke in Canada. With your help, we can raise funds to support researchers across Canada who are working on breakthrough treatments that save lives and improve survivor recovery.
That's why I am fundraising for the first Newfoundland and Labrador Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart to be held on Sunday, July 10, 2016.
I will be riding the 20km portion of the Ride for Heart via fatbike. Check out my personal page with the Heart & Stroke Foundation where you can make a secure online donation to support this worthy cause.
Funds raised will go towards preventing heart disease and stroke, saving lives and promoting recovery for survivors, families and caregivers.
Newfoundlanders and Labradorians can be proud about quite a few things, but having the highest rate of heart disease in the country is not one of them.
Heart disease is preventable and manageable and your best defense is controlling the risk factors that could lead to coronary artery disease.
Consider these heart-healthy steps:
- Be smoke-free.
- Be physically active.
- Know and control your blood pressure.
- Eat a healthy diet lower in fat, especially saturated and trans fat.
- Achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
- Manage your diabetes.
- Limit alcohol use.
- Reduce stress.
Your support will help the Heart and Stroke Foundation to achieve its 2020 goal of reducing Canadians’ rate of death from heart disease and stroke by 25%.
I encourage young and old . . . skinny and fat . . . to participate in this event or one like it in your area.
Ride on !