The Heart and Stroke Foundation is recruiting teams to participate in the Salmon Arm annual Big Bike event which is taking place at the Mall at Piccadilly Thursday, May 30.
Local organizations are invited to help “Take a Seat to Extend a Life” by getting a team of 29 together to ride a two-kilometre route in the community on Canada’s only 30-seat bike.
“This fun, team-building event is a great opportunity to increase employee morale and your organization’s visibility in the community and all for a good cause,” says Lianna Jansen, area coordinator of the Kamloops office of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Every seven minutes a Canadian dies from heart disease or stroke, and here in B.C., someone dies from heart disease or stroke every hour.
“Events like Big Bike allow the foundation to continue funding world-class heart disease and stroke research, advocacy, and health promotion that is improving the lives of all Canadians,” says Jansen.
“We’re helping give Canadians longer, fuller, healthier lives.”