Heart & Stroke's Big Bike will be riding around Hillcrest Mall

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Event Location: 

This Big Bike will be seen riding around  the streets just west of Hillcrest Mall.

This is a Heart & Stroke Foundation fundraiser. The Bike goes all over the province!

Teams ride at a scheduled time for about a half an hour.  Riders reach out to their friends, family and colleagues to support them. Their motto – “Stop traffic to support critical heart disease and stroke research”.

Here is the route.  In previous years the ride had started up at Longo's at Yonge & Elgin Mills but the construction on Yonge Street has necesitated a move
If you see them cheer them on!!!!

Big Bike Route

Teams riding on the 12th include:

  • Team Parsa - MPP Michael Parsa
  • Connecting the Community (in picture above - 2018 ride)
  • Richmond Hill Retirement Residence
  • Royal LePage
  • TD Bank
  • La Rocca

Please consider supporting this worthwhile cause. www.bigbike.ca

Some facts about Heart & Stroke

The Heart & Stroke Foundation was established back in 1952. 

  • It has worked hard to stop people from having heart disease (strokes and heart attacks) and supporting the prevention of heart disease.
  • Since 1952 $1.55 billion has been invested in life-saving research.
  • There has been a 75% decline in heart disease and stroke death rate.
  • Currently 750 researchers are funded by Heart & Stroke.

Current projects:

  • Harnessing the potential of regenerative medicine
  • Chasing the next breakthrough in stroke
  • Stopping cardiac arrest before it happens
  • Studying why women lag behind men in recovering after a heart attack

 

 

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