On June 7th, team Indellient powered a 30-seat Big Bike and took it for a heart-pumping spin around the neighborhood – an initiative organized by the Heart and Stroke foundation to spread awareness about the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
After receiving a great turnout and positive reviews from last year’s event, we decided to take on the Big Bike again. Luckily, we were joined by even more employees and a spike in donations – raising $2, 200 from the Big Bike and a grand total of over $7, 200 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation this year, including funding from the Ride for Heart that Indellient team members participated in the same week.
Indellient team captains, Japneet Gill and Parth Pandya, worked tirelessly to organize the ride, as well as numerous company events to help us meet our donation goal, including bake sales, potlucks and raffles.
Who doesn't love a bake sale?! We're selling these sweet treats to raise funds for @HSFRide. A delicious way to give back to the community! pic.twitter.com/M1v54g0clf
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“I love the message of the initiative, which is promoting healthy lives and getting involved in the community – both of which is important for Indellient,” says Gill. “It’s also a great excuse for team bonding and getting to spend an afternoon together outdoors – it’s an even better feeling knowing it’s for a great cause!”
Not only does the unique fundraising event promote good health, but also raises money for heart and stroke research.
Heart & Stroke Statistics
- An estimated 6 million Canadians are living with heart disease or the effects of a stroke.
- Only seven per cent of Canadians get their recommended daily dose of physical activity.
- Each year more than 350, 000 Canadians are hospitalized for heart disease or stroke.
- Up to 80% of premature heart disease and stroke is preventable by adopting healthy behaviors.
About the Heart and Stroke Foundation
For 26 years, the Heart & Stroke Foundation has fought to spread the message of awareness, and the importance of raising funds for critical research.
There are currently 1.6 million Canadians living with heart disease and stroke, the foundation directly supports 850 researchers and has seen a 75 per cent decline in heart disease and stroke death rate over the past six decades. For more information, click here.