Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death among women in Canada. In fact, more women die from heart disease and stroke than cancer. We know…there’s absolutely nothing happy about this information. But, it’s a fact we all need to wake up to and take action against. In fact, many of our writers have first-hand experience with this. Erica. Sharon. Lisa. Ali. And that’s why YMC is making a commitment this month to Make Death Wait—and we’re hoping you’ll do the same.
We know it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the numbers (i.e., there are 70,000 deaths from heart disease and stroke in Canada each year) and depressed by the statistics (i.e., heart disease and stroke kill seven times as many women as breast cancer). We also know that powerful messages like the one in this Heart and Stroke Foundation video can be terrifying.
But the truth is, awareness and action are far more powerful than denial! So, instead of running away from what you’re afraid of, join us as we stand up to the number one killer of women with a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Since 1956, the Heart and Stroke Foundation has contributed more than $1.3 billion to life-saving research. And, in 2010 alone, the organization invested close to $60 million in research, funding almost 1,500 researchers in medical institutes, universities, hospitals, and communities across the country.
Today, the foundation is working toward a long-term goal of reducing deaths due to heart disease and stroke by 25%. That represents nearly 25,000 lives saved each year. Now, doesn’t that make you feel better?
To help them meet their goal and #MakeDeathWait, YMC has made a donation of $250 to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.
We’re not asking you to match our gift dollar for dollar, but rather to match our sentiment! No matter how much money you feel comfortable giving— $15, $100, or $1,000—we’re asking you to make a donation that will help women everywhere!
So why wait? Celebrate Heart Month with YMC and visit the Heart and Stroke Foundation donation page to give a gift that will make your heart happy!
Presented in partnership with Heart & Stroke Foundation. February is Heart Month and the Heart & Stroke Foundation wants you to help Make Death Wait.
Take their online risk assessment to find out what is putting you at risk of heart disease and stroke. Then make a donation this month to support life-giving research to help all Canadians enjoy longer, fuller lives.