THE BIG BIKE!June 12, 2015



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!