March 2016

Englishtown E-walkers win Walking Prize!

Posted on Mar 14, 2016

On March 3, Englishtown’s E-walkers won a Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ prize recognizing them as community leaders for their participation in the month-long Winter Walk Challenge. Throughout the month of February, a time when physical activity is difficult due to often cold and unpleasant weather, this enthusiastic team engaged residents to walk to celebrate Heart Month.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Walkabout Winter Walk Challenge supports communities, businesses and individuals who are making make walking more enjoyable and accessible. Walkabout is a comprehensive approach to help build a culture of walking in Nova Scotia. This program includes information on leading a walking group, organizing workplace walking challenges, using the website, creating supportive built environments and developing policy.

E-mail walkabout@heartandstroke.ca to learn how to become involved in your community or workplace.

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Join Heart and Stroke Racing Hearts @ the Scotiabank Bluenose Marathon

Posted on Mar 10, 2016

We are thrilled to announce the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s participation in the 2016 Scotiabank Bluenose Marathon Charity Challenge (May 20-22).

The quest to fight heart disease and stroke requires support from all ages and all fitness levels. Whether you want to walk or run, we want you to join our team – Heart and Stroke Racing Hearts! Run or walk the 5k, 10k, half or full marathon – there is something for everyone!

This year, we hope to raise $5,000 and we know that with your help, we can get there! Register to participate in any of the events offered at the Scotiabank Bluenose Marathon and fundraise for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Every pledge, no matter how small, makes a big difference!

Funds raised from events like the Scotiabank Bluenose Marathon, allow us to transform the way society thinks about, prevents, manages, and lives with heart disease and stroke. Research is at the core of our race to save lives and create more survivors. Because of your fundraising efforts, we are able to fund the best of Canadian research at universities and hospitals across the country.

Interested in knowing more about what is involved or do you want to join our team? Visit www.bluenosemarathon.com for race details, entry fee information and more.

For more information contact Samrana at samrana.elahi@heartandstroke.ca or 902-423-7530 ext1157.

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