WINNIPEG — The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba has forged a new partnership with DASCH, an agency that provides support and programming for persons with intellectual disabilities.
Just ahead of Heart Month in February, the two organizations will raise awareness and life-saving funds to promote healthier lifestyles.
“This is a population of individuals who are tremendously affected by a deadly disease, and they’re stepping-up as leaders in their communities by supporting Heart&Stroke with its public education campaign and fundraising efforts this Heart Month,” said Cheryl Moser, senior area manager, community engagement with Heart and Stroke.
DASCH is supporting cardiovascular health through its REPLAY! program, which teaches daily healthy eating, provides opportunities to be physically active, and encourages weekly discussions about goal-setting, successes and challenges.
“Although none of us can control the body we’re born with, everyone has the ability to manage personal risk. We can do this by making healthier food and beverage choices, engaging in physical activity, avoiding tobacco products, and reducing sedentary time each day.”
Every 7 minutes, someone in Canada dies from heart disease or stroke.