June 03, 2014 (Toronto, ON) – On Sunday, June 1, cyclists in Toronto had something to celebrate as 14,000 of them enthusiastically participated in the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s 27th Annual Becel Heart&Stroke Ride for Heart. And this year, participants worked hard to push their fundraising efforts to raise the most money ever – $6 million. (The 2013 total was $5.5 million.)
The pleasure of pedaling along a traffic-free Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway was matched only by the satisfaction of raising funds that they know will support world-class research, health promotion and advocacy.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s mission is to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery. A volunteer-based health charity, we strive to tangibly improve the health of every Canadian family, every day.