Heart and Stroke Foundation hosts Moose Jaw rally

Justin Crann
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Linda Thauberger-Smith and Ronda Wedhorn were two of several Heart and Stroke Foundation representatives on hand for the rally at Town 'n' Country Mall Saturday.

Representatives of the Heart and Stroke Foundation were at Town ‘n’ Country Mall Saturday to meet, recruit, and distribute kits to Moose Jaw volunteer canvassers.

“This is the first time we’re holding numerous rallies throughout the province, and the first one we’ve held in Moose Jaw,” said Linda Thauberger-Smith, one of the recruiters on hand at the rally. “It gives us a chance to meet our volunteers, so we’re giving it a try and we’ll probably do it (more) in years to come.”

“A lot of local businesses get on board (with us) by selling paper hearts,” said Ronda Wedhorn, a second representative of the foundation who was working the event. “So we’re hoping they will get on board with us and help out.

But the rally is part of Heart and Stroke Foundation’s attempt to reach out and show the organization’s volunteers that they are important, noted Wedhorn.

“Our volunteers are really important to Heart and Stroke, because we really rely on them to go door to door during the month of February and canvass for us,” said Wedhorn. “We do fundraising for the whole month of February (and) it’s a major campaign.”

“February is Heart Month for us, and we’ve got our person to person campaign,” Thauberger-Smith elaborated. “The rally gives us a chance to meet our volunteers. They come in and pick up their kits that they’re going to use as they go out and talk to their friends and neighbours.”

For more, pick up tomorrow's Times-Herald.

Organizations: Heart and Stroke Foundation

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Country Mall

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