Posted by: cherylyoung | April 23, 2015

The Bike Bike is coming to Sidney Meet Up. Won’t you join us to help the heart and Stroke Foundation

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The Big Bike is hard to imagine until you see it for yourself. 

Check out the bike built for 30 in action! 

Also for more information and to register online please check out our website

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I have also attached a Challenge Form that can be altered to fit a challenge to another team or participant …

if you thought someone might react to something like that J. I have also attached a handout that you can use (both jpeg and word doc format). With that I wanted to mentioned that you can pick a fun team name when you register online and I am happy to change this buckslip for you based on that! How to get started

Someone would take on the Captain position for the team (you can also have a co-captain to help to support).

This just means that they are the person to register your team online and recruit/ encourage riders for fundraising.

Getting registered online is super easy, thanks to our new website! Follow this link to explore the website further:

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As the captain you will click the ‘Start a Team’ button and follow the instructions from there.

It will prompt you to pick a location and date for your event from the drop down menu.

Once you have your team online you can easily send recruitment emails from there or just simply use the templates to send to people and get them to ‘Join your Team’ on the website (or verbally if they are not online people). Sidney date – June 15th. We ride from 8am to 7:30pm.

You will want to choose your date and time as soon as possible to ensure you get the best time that works for you! I am here to support you 100% of the way which means I can help you get online,

I will provide you with a captain kit that contains useful materials to support you and your team and to help you with different ideas for fundraising and team success! Big Bike Info The Heart& Stroke Big Bike is one of the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s most successful, longstanding programs in the community. T

his event is dedicated to creating community awareness and raising funds in support of life-saving research, health promotion, and advocacy.

Your participation in Heart &Stroke Big Bike this year is the first step towards making your hearts stronger and improving your health!

The Big Bike is hard to imagine until you see it for yourself. 

Check out the bike built for 30 in action! 

Also for more information and to register online please check out our website

The BIG BIKE … 1 bike. 30 seats. 20 minutes. 2kms. The Big Bike is coming to Sidney June 15th!

  • It’s a fantastic TEAM BUILDING OPPORTUNITY for your company
  • Proceeds raised go directly towards life-saving Heart & Stroke research
  • Participation in the event helps to project a POSITIVE IMAGE
  • for your company within

          your community

  • It’s a free event … there’s no registration fee.
  • You just have to fundraise
  • The entirety of the event itself only takes about one hour

It only takes a gathering of 29 individuals to make a team and the fundraising part is easy!

I will be there to support you the whole way through!  

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About the Heart and Stroke Foundation In just over 60 years the Heart and Stroke Foundation has invested more than $1.35 billion in vital heart and stroke research, making it the largest contributor in Canada after the federal government.

With the support of donors, the foundation is achieving their mission of preventing disease, saving lives and promoting recovery.

Every day, your contributions are helping to create more survivors and tangibly improve the health of more Canadians. Decades of research advances and breakthroughs have greatly improved Canadians’ heart health and changed the typical heart patient. More Canadians than ever are surviving heart disease.

  • The death rate directly related to heart disease has been
  • reduced by over 75%.
  • 95% of heart attack patients who make it to the hospital survive
  • More than 90% of infants born with complex heart defects reach adulthood
  • The average patient is now 71 (compared to 55)
  • Many patients can return to normal life within weeks, rather than months

Despite the amazing accomplishments, there is still work to be done!

The Foundation’s work is more important than ever.

  • 90% of Canadians have at least 1 risk factor for heart disease and stroke
  • Up to 80% of premature heart disease and stroke is preventable
  • In Canada Heart disease and stroke takes 1 life every 7 minutes
  • An estimated 1.6 million Canadians are living with heart disease and stroke

Healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke … together we will make it happen!

Follow this link to find: Your donation at work 

See The Difference A Gift Can Make – Together, we can create more survivors.


  • $40 can teach an entire family how to save a life with CPR.
  • $100 can teach three classrooms of children the foundation for
  • heart-healthy living with the HeartSmart Kids program.
  • $500 can help administer an Automated External Defibrillator training
  • course that could save lives.
  • $1,000 can help equip a lab with a blood pressure monitor to help
  • keep patients healthy.
  • $2,000 can help researchers hire the summer research assistants that
  • are critical to a research study’s success.
  • $4,000 can place an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • in a community centre or hockey arena, which can increase the chance
  • of surviving a cardiac arrest.
  • $5,000 can help support e-tool development so people can access
  • health information and customized action plans online.
  • $6,000 can train a future medical researcher, which is vital to
  • improving heart health and heart medicine.
  • $10,000 supports advocacy efforts that lead to legislation on important
  • heart-health issues like smoking, trans fats and AEDs.
  • $15,000 can fund a scholarship to mentor a student in medical research.

By supporting Big Bike, you help:

  • empower Canadians to make positive changes and prevent disease
  • save lives at the moment a health emergency strikes
  • promote recovery, where and when it’s needed


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