Well it took a little while but our fundraising results from the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike Ride event held on May 23rd, 2015 are in.
The HAWPS team (Health and Wellness Professionals for Seniors) team raised over $4000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. All of the teams combined raised over $24,000.
We’d like to thank all of those who came out and participated in the event and raised money for this worthy cause. The HAWPS team (First Class Home Care Inc., Medical Mart, Solutions2organizeU, AJ Menu Solutions, Sarah Jensen from Right at Home and Amica at Erin Mills) want to sincerely thank all of you who contributed money to our team and those of you who also supported the team and the cause by riding the bike.
We are also proud to say that our team won the “Best Team Spirit Award”. We decided to show our team spirit by dressing up in a 70’s Rocker Theme and made an incredible amount of noise during the ride. Cars were honking and people were waving in support. See our pics for proof!
What a wonderful day we had and we can’t wait to do it again!
This is what all of the funds raised goes towards:
- $40 can teach an entire family how to save a life with CPR.
- $100 can teach three classrooms of children the foundation for heart-healthy living with the Heart Smart Kids program.
- $500 can help administer an Automated External Defibrillator training course that could save lives.
- $1,000 can help equip a lab with a blood pressure monitor to help keep patients healthy.
- $2,000 can help researchers hire the summer research assistants that are critical to a research study’s success.
- $4,000 can place an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in a community centre or hockey arena, which can increase the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest.
- $5,000 can help support e-tool development so people can access health information and customized action plans online.
- $6,000 can train a future medical researcher, which is vital to improving heart health and heart medicine.
- $10,000 supports advocacy efforts that lead to legislation on important heart-health issues like smoking, trans fats and AEDs.
- $15,000 can fund a scholarship to mentor a student in medical research.
Thanks Again Everyone