Many of you know that my mom passed away as a result of a heart attack last fall. She is not the first person I've lost to heart disease. My uncle and brother were also victims of heart disease. I've lost too many people in too short a time frame. I feel that I need to do something so Shawn and I will be participating in this year's Ride for Heart on behalf of the Heart and Stroke Foundation which will take place June 3, 2007.
One in three Canadian deaths annually are attributed to heart disease and stroke. Shawn and I are working to help reduce the threat of these diseases by participating in the 20th annual Becel Heart&Stroke Ride for Heart. Through this event, we are raising pledges to fund the life-saving research and education programs supported by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. We hope to raise $2,000 for the foundation.
I've posted a button under our picture which will take you to our personal donation page if you would like to make an online donation for this very worthy cause.
I now also have 2.5 months to get ready physically for the 25 km ride. The biking isn't so bad, it's the tushie I have issues with. After half an hour on my bike, it's all I can do to just walk never mind bike 25 km. I'm going to have to invest in a good pair of padded bike shorts. I do have a gel seat but it starts to feel like a plastic seat after a while.
Thanks in advance for all your support.