Friday, June 28, 2013

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Big Bike Big Deal  

Chilliwack riders raise $5500 on the big red centipede

Submitted by Gillian Yardley


Cooper's Foods employees take part in the Big Bike ride May 2.


t takes a big heart to ride a Big Bike and three teams from the Chilliwack/Agassiz areas showed they have what it takes to make a difference.

The one-day fundraiser took place on May 2, 2013 and 57 people on 3 teams – Mountain Institution, Cooper’s Foods (Garrison) and Stream - helped raise $5,506 to save lives from heart disease and stroke.

Heart disease and stroke take the life of a Canadian every seven minutes… cutting lives short.

Teams across our community have proven to be true heart heroes this spring. By hopping on board the Heart & Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike, these compassionate teams have helped raise funds to give Canadians longer, healthier lives.

Thanks to these three teams in Chilliwack and their donors’ support, the Heart and Stroke Foundation can continue to fund life-saving research and health promotion programs, for a future free of heart disease and stroke. Together, we will Make Health Last.

To learn more or to make sure you’re on board next year, visit

About the Big Bike

The Heart&Stroke Big Bike, presented by the Dairy farmers of Canada, is one of the primary community fundraising events for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. This bicycle built for 30 travels across Canada from April to September, making its way along high-profile routes through more than 200 communities in nine provinces. The Big Bike is eight feet across at the wheels and 30 feet long.


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