Today our school launches its annual Jump Rope for Heart campaign in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Over the last six decades, the Heart and Stroke Foundation invested over one and a half billion dollars into life saving research and there has been a 75% decline in heart disease and stroke death since 1952. Still, there is much work to be done. (Indeed, the Heart and Stroke Foundation emphasizes specific risk factors for Canadian Children and Youth in their 2017 Report on the Health of Canadians.) Let us work together to support a healthier future for everyone. Donation collection envelopes and instructions for fundraising online will be sent home with students today.
We thank everyone, in advance, who generously gives in support of this most worthy cause.