Help stop No. 1 killer of Canadian women

Heart disease and stroke take one in three Canadians before their time and is the No. 1 killer of Canadian women.

Heart disease and stroke take one in three Canadians before their time and is the No. 1 killer of Canadian women.

No Canadian is immune from this threat.  Today, nine in 10 Canadians have at least one risk factor, but many are not even aware, or they mistakenly believe that nothing could happen to them or someone in their family.

Be a part of the solution by volunteering your time helping family, friends and neighbours live longer, healthier lives.  Your gift of time can make a difference, a couple hours goes a long way.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity organization.  With the help of volunteers, donations, education and research we can make death wait.

Find out more when The Heart and Stroke Foundation holds its Volunteer Open House on Thursday, Oct. 6 between 4 and 7 p.m. The Heart and Stroke Foundation Kelowna area office is located at #4-1551 Sutherland Ave.

Drop in for refreshments and goodies and see what the foundation has to offer.  There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities—school programs, Big Bike, events, Heart Month, office and many more.

Please contact Aleah Zylyk, area administrator, at 250-860-6275 or email azylyk@hsf.bc.ca.

Dawn Wilkinson is the coordinator for the Community Information and Volunteer Centre. Go to www.kcr.ca to create your volunteer profile and find out about other volunteer opportunities in the Central Okanagan.

250-763-8008, ext 24

informkelowna@kcr.ca

 

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