WHEREAS Heart disease or stroke takes a Canadian life every 7 minutes;
Heart and Stroke’s mission is to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery. As a volunteer-based health charity, we strive to tangibly improve the health of every Canadian family, every day;
February is Heart Month in Canada, during which Heart and Stroke Canvassing Campaign takes place, to support on-going heart disease and stroke life-saving research, health promotion and advocacy;
We applaud and commend the thousands of volunteers, staff and researchers of Heart and Stroke for their dedication and commitment and wish them continued success;
by virtue of the authority vested in me as the Mayor of Thompson, I hereby proclaim the month of February 2017 as “Heart Month”
in the City of Thompson. I further urge all citizens to open their heart to Heart and Stroke Canvassing Campaign, and all civic, social organizations and business establishments to give this campaign the greatest possible support.