Starting June 5th, Lori and Nancy Buchanan, 50 year-old identical twins from Pembroke, Ontario (now Windsor, ON and Zurich, CH respectively) will pedal their bikes an average of 140 kms/day across Canada to raise money for Heart and Stroke research.We hope to raise $20,000 each and we need your help – go to the DONATE HERE tab on this page and follow our progress on this blog.
We refer to this fund-raising campaign as the “If We Can Do It” tour: Exercise promotes heart health, bike riding is great exercise and anyone can do it – the first block is the hardest. Lori has been cycling for years, but Nancy just started in 2009.
Why we support the Heart and Stroke Foundation: We lost our dad to heart disease when we were 15, our brother Michael has lived with the devastating consequences of stroke for the past 20 years, and Canada Research Chair Lori does stroke-related research at the University of Windsor.
Wave if you see us in our matching red cycling dresses (for the Heart Truth women’s heart health campaign) or even better you could join us for a few kilometers into or out of your town (see our stops for schedules). If we can do it, you can too!
We will post updates on trip preparation, sponsors, fund raising etc. and after June 4th we will start a travelogue. Feel free to donate now though, early donations will help us stay motivated and show our sponsors that people care about the cause.
In the meantime we will publish links to articles that have been written about the fund-raising event in different newspapers.