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Big Bike to bring literally life-saving fun to Trail

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April 20th, 2016

Seven teams consisting of more than 120 riders will take a seat to save a life this April in Trail. The Heart and Stroke Big Bike is making its way across the country, rolling into Trail on April 29.

Presented by the Dairy Farmers of Canada, the Heart and Stroke Big Bike is one of the primary community fundraising events for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. This fun-filled event earned its name from the 30-seat bicycle teams of energetic riders who pedal through 200 communities in nine provinces coast to coast – raising awareness and funds in support of heart disease and stroke research along the way.

This year we aim to raise $1.5 million dollars in BC alone, with Trail’s goal set at $10,000. Through events like Heart and Stroke Big Bike, we’re transforming how communities think about, prevent, manage and live with heart disease and stroke.

Back by popular demand, the team which raises the highest amount in their region will win an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to be placed in the community location of their choice. Heart and Stroke is giving away AEDs to the winners, so those who have cardiac arrest a better chance at survival. Cardiac arrest strikes suddenly and affects people of all ages. Without immediate help, someone in cardiac arrest could suffer brain damage within three minutes; after 12 minutes survival is unlikely.

WHEN: Friday April 29, 2016
WHERE: The Big Bike will depart from the corner of Esplanade Ave and Helena St.

WHO: The following teams will be participating in 2016 Big Bike in Trail, click on www.bigbike.ca to join a team and donate!

12:00 PM Fortis BC Power Pedalers

4:15 PM City of Trail

4:15 PM RCMP Kootenay Boundary

5:00 PM Kootenay Savings Credit Union

5:30 PM AM Ford

6:00 PM Trail Big BANK Bike (TD and BMO)

6:30 PM– OK TIRE TRAIL

About the Heart and Stroke Foundation

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. Healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together we will make it happen. heartandstroke.ca

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