During the month of February, perfectly shaped hearts coloured in vibrant pinks and reds can be found hanging in store windows, covering shop shelves and being given to family members and friends.
Although these hearts are a reminder that Valentine’s Day is upon us, they should also be a reminder of the hearts that live within us.
February 1, kicked of the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Heart Month.
During the month of February the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be working hard to raise money, awareness and support for a cause dedicated to saving lives.
Rhae Ann Bromley, director of communications and marketing for the Saskatchewan Heart and Stroke Foundation, said Heart Month is not a new concept; in fact it has been going on in both Saskatchewan and Canada for many decades now.
“February just seems like a great time to think about our hearts and promote ways to keep them healthy.” Bromley said, “during this month we have a lot going on. First and foremost we have our person to person campaign and here in Moose Jaw we have a lot of volunteers that will be hitting the streets, calling on their neighbours, asking for donations.”
She said the money raised through the door-to-door campaign will go to the more than 11,000 heart and stroke researchers working in Saskatchewan and Canada, as well as informational tools to help better educate the public, which Bromley said is the other key factor to Heart Month.