THE BIG BIKE!
A very big CONGRATS goes out to the dedicated employees of Effort Trust that helped raise money for another worthy cause! In a joint Effort by the employees with their friends and families; this group of 'bike riders' was able to raise close to $8000.00 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Where does the money go you ask? (according to their website);
•$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 HeartSmart 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.
Great job team EFFORT TRUST!