Beyond expectations

Rossland exceeds 2013 Heart Month fundraising goal for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

  • May. 4, 2013 6:00 a.m.

Heart disease and stroke takes the life of one Canadian every seven minutes.

But thanks to Mary Ann Davies and a record number of new volunteers in Rossland, the Heart and Stroke Foundation will continue to fund leading heart and stroke research that saves lives.

“For years Mary Ann Davies has been our number one volunteer in Rossland, she is always the one to make sure Rossland gets covered, but this year she finally had some help,” explained Nancy Liknes, the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Kootenay area coordinator.

“It was so wonderful to see so many other volunteers stepping up to help her.”

This year a whopping $8,415.12 was raised locally by just 14 people. That is 119 per cent of the 2013 fundraising goal, said Liknes.

“Thank you to the volunteers who braved the winter weather to canvass, and to the community who gave so generously at the door,” she added. “Thank you to all those who gave online at heartandstroke.ca.”

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