I volunteered to canvass for the Heart and Stroke foundation again this year, but alas I didn’t find very many people home when I went around this evening. I plan to try again tomorrow.
I think that there are a few charities that are important to support and this is one of them. Here some interesting information from the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s pamphlet:
It’s a sobering thought: almost 40% of Canadians will develop some form of cardiovascular disease and despite [their] best efforts, it remains the leading cause of death. Today, someone in Canada falls victim to a heart attack every 7 minutes.
My own grandpa died during heart surgery and so it’s an issue that hits close to home. Chances are, there is someone in your family that has had heart problems, so when you see folks like myself out canvassing, please give. If you can’t afford to donate a lot, remember even a few dollars help.