Heart and stroke rally to kick off heart month

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Dolly Mackin a Moose Jaw resident and Heart and Stroke Foundation volunteer who underwent heart surgery in August will be collecting donations for the foundation in support of the February is Heart Month campaign. Lacey Sheppy photograph

Ronda Wedhorn got involved with the heart and stroke foundation because the disease affected her father.

“My dad had some heart problems and he had a lot of problems and ended up on a ventilator,” said Wedhorn, Moose Jaw co-ordinator with the Heart and Stroke Foundation. “I think it’s good if we can all help out and volunteer and raise money for research that possibly could’ve helped him.”

The heart and stroke heart rally will be held on Saturday at the Town ‘n’ Country Mall between Peoples and Zeke’s Jewellers from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. It will mark the kick-off to the month-long focus on fighting against the disease and provide opportunities for people to volunteer, donate and find out more information.

“February is heart month in Saskatchewan. So we’re using the heart rally to kick off so people are aware that we’re going to be out in the month of February and doing the door-to-door campaign,” said Wedhorn. “We’ll also be taking donations too if the public wants to stop by and make a donation to heart and stroke.”

She said heart and stroke disease affects or kills seven out of 10 people.

For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Heart and Stroke Foundation, Times-Herald

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Country Mall, Saskatchewan

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