Just so you know…

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The Heart and Stroke Foundation would like to inform the residents of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma that dedicated volunteer canvassers for the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) in the Sault and Algoma area will be canvassing this June for the annual Stroke Month campaign.

Volunteers will be wearing the heart shaped red canvasser pin and will be carrying the red canvasser folder to identify them as Stroke Month canvassers. Please welcome them and consider supporting mission activities.

The Foundation is racing to save lives because every seven minutes heart disease and stroke takes the life of a Canadian and devastates another family. With the help of donors in our community, together we can end this race and successfully cross the finish line.  Every donation makes a difference, every dollar counts.

“Volunteers truly are the lifeblood of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Every step they take brings a survivor closer to home,” says Dr. Roberta Bondar, Canada’s first woman astronaut. Dr. Bondar is also a neurologist and renowned photographer, and this year she joins the Foundation as the Honorary Chair of Stroke Month, lending her time and support to the Foundation’s volunteer and fundraising programs.

“Canvassers will not only be helping raise funds, but will also provide critical information about heart disease and stroke,” added Dr. Bondar. “This June we’re focusing on helping Canadians recognize the signs of stroke so they can help if they witness someone having a stroke.  .”

Please donate when a canvasser comes to your door.  For more information call (705) 253-2775 or visit www.heartandstroke.ca/help.