Monday, February 1, 2010

morales B cause 2010 fund raising: $20,000 for the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario

February is Heart Month! It kicks off today.

Today Sally and I are also announcing our 2010 fund raising campaign, "morales B cause".  We are walking/riding/running to raise $20,000 for the Heart & Stroke foundation of Ontario.  Sally and I are attending the kickoff event for the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario in Richmond Hill tonight. 
Last year we had a blast raising money for the Canadian Diabetes Association.  In just over two and a half months we raised $5,000.  And we survived the Reggae Marathon in Negril to do it! 

We thought long and hard about what to do to top that in 2010.  Personal experiences on both sides of our family guided our decision to raise $20,000 this year for the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario.  Sally's older brother, Jules Puodziukas was only 59 when he suffered a major stroke and passed away just over 5 years ago.  And my Father, after years of fighting health complications, passed away in 2008 after he suffered a major heart attack. 

There is so much each of us can do to do to help fight heart and stroke...Sally and I are doing our part one step at a time.  Our plan in 2010 is to walk, ride and run in a number of events throughout the year, starting with a walking event this spring and ending with the Reggae Marathon in Negril in December 2010.  And yes, the popular Paintball fundraiser at Wasaga Beach Paintball Adventure will be back bigger and better as well.

You can help with your donations.  Please join us:
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  3. NEW THIS YEAR!  Donate on-line securely with your credit card by clicking the link below. It takes you directly to our morales b cause Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario donation page  http://www.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=269328&lis=0&kntae269328=1E7A35E360FD449FB50EE14576EF2901&supId=281071959
Sally and I will be announcing our first event shortly.  It will be a walking event in the spring.  Sally made me promise that I would actually walk with her...that will be a first.

Please join us one step at a time this year to raise funds to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario...

1 comment:

  1. Chris...good luck to you and Sally. In June Washington DC hosts a large event sponsored by the Heart Foundation called Lawyers Have Heart 10K and Fun Walk. find details on
    www.runwashington.com

    This is the American Heart Foundation, so I don't know if that matters.
    "...Lawyers Have Heart is a 10K Run and Fun Walk that raises funds for the research & community education programs of the Greater Washington Region affiliate of the American Heart Association. Since 1991, the event has raised over $5.5 million and has featured many DC area private & government lawyers, members of the Administration, Congress, and Judiciary, legal assistants, law firm administrators, legal secretaries, law students, and those from the community."
    Walkers start at the same location the race does,Washington Harbour in Georgetown, immediately following the runners. The walk will follow the Potomac River to the Lincoln Memorial, and return to the Washington Harbour. Baby joggers and strollers are welcome. Pets are not allowed on the walk course.There will be one water stop on the route.

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