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Our volunteers – a lifeline of hope

Without our volunteers, there would be no Heart and Stroke Foundation. More than 40,000 volunteers provide the energy, passion and heart that drive our mission. They are our face, our personal connection, the way we touch Ontarians. Here are just a few examples of the critical roles they play:

During Heart Month, tens of thousands of Canvassers, Zone Leaders, Captains and Committee Chairs reached out to touch lives and spread our message in the P2P campaign. This is one of our most important fundraisers of the year, which, to date from the 2010 campaign, has brought in $3.7 million for vital research and health education.

In local leadership councils and fundraising committees, volunteer members bring special expertise and skills. They share fiscal responsibility and help us steward donor dollars.

In our community offices, hundreds more provide health education tools and resources for neighbours, friends and local businesses.

Hundreds of volunteers advocate for healthy change by promoting AEDs in public facilities, building awareness of childhood obesity through our Spark initiative, executing mass CPR training events and supporting our diverse communities.

In our programs such as Heart&Stroke Big Bike, Jump Rope for Heart, Hoops for Heart, Fit for Heart and other events, volunteers are essential to the success of the programs.

Regardless of their role, volunteers fuel our mission and success in saving lives. For these men and women, no praise is too great.

Thank you for another exceptional year!

Find out more about volunteer opportunities.