Join the Royal Roads Big Bike Team

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The Heart and Stroke Foundation is the largest investor in heart disease and stroke research outside of the Canadian government. They are investing in prevention, treatment and advocacy to prevent heart disease, increase the quality of life of those who live with disease and educate and advocate for life saving technology, treatments and interventions in instances of cardiac events. The Big Bike is a longstanding community outreach and fundraising event. This year in the Westshore, the Foundation is trying to raise $11,000 and have 300 people ride the bike! Will you join the Royal Roads team to help reach that goal?

The Royal Roads Big Bike team is riding on Friday, June 2nd at 12:15 p.m. at Centennial Park in Langford. The ride itself is only 20 minutes and the total time commitment only 1 hour. Our goal is to raise $1500 and have 29 riders. We need your help! When you sign up, you are committing to talk to 10 people in your life about heart disease prevention and to raise $50 or more for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Fundraising is easy; we have a great online fundraising page that makes it simple. Talking with your friends and family about heart disease prevention is easy too. Here are some great tools to get the conversation going:

  1. Do your Online Risk Assessment: https://ehealth.heartandstroke.ca/?_ga=2.265957002.408583595.1493746352-788405375.1477703097
  2. Download the <30 Days to a Healthier Heart App for Apple or Android
  3. Share these tips for getting active: http://www.heartandstroke.ca/get-healthy/stay-active/tips-to-get-physically-active
  4. Try out one of our heart healthy recipes for dinner: http://www.heartandstroke.ca/get-healthy/recipes

To join the Royal Roads Big Bike Team, register online by clicking “Join Team” here: http://support.heartandstroke.ca/site/TR/BigBike2017/BB_General_2017?team_id=36380&pg=team&fr_id=4668

The funds raised by our team support research into heart disease and stroke. Heart & Stroke’s goal is to reduce Canadians rate of death from heart disease and stroke by 25% by 2020, but we can’t do it without your help.

 

Sincerely,

Your Big Bike Captains

Jeannie Drew and Brie Deimling