February is Heart Month and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba is in need of volunteers to canvass on their behalf.
The HSFM’s door-to-door campaign will raise money to support local research.
And although the foundation has a large base of volunteer canvassers already, they say it’s not enough. “We are still in need of a few more Manitobans looking to make a difference, and who are willing to donate as little as four hours of their free time,” said Kristin Bergen Clapperton, Provincial Program Manager.
Canvassers are needed throughout Manitoba, but especially in the following regions:
- Winnipeg — Fort Garry, The Kildonans, Southdale, St. Boniface, and Windsor Park
- Rural — Altona, Beausejour, Brandon, Gimli, Morden, Portage La Prairie, Selkirk, and Steinbach
It takes most volunteers three to four hours throughout the month to canvass the 20 to 25 homes on their route.
Over 6,000 volunteers canvass homes throughout the province during Hearth Month, raising funds and distributing brochures.
The 2010 campaign raised over $690,000 across the province, which helped support 14 researchers in Manitoba with over $850,000 in funding. The goal for the 2011 campaign is $690,000.
To volunteer your time, register on the Heart and Stroke Foundation website.