Big Bike coming to the Highlands

To the Editor

The Heart and Stroke Foundation is rolling the Big Bike into the Highlands on Thursday May 16. The purpose of this 29-seat bike is to raise money for research for cardiovascular disease. Did you know that in Canada 80 per cent of premature heart disease and stroke is preventable?

Every five minutes a life is taken by heart disease stroke or related conditions. 1.6 million Canadians live with heart disease and stroke. That is why we the Haliburton Highlands Stroke Support Group are riding from Head Lake parking lot at 11 a.m. with the help of groups from the community to help us get this bike through the streets of Haliburton. We could not do this without them! Please join us to support this endeavor to save lives through research. The bike will move to Minden to the Pharmasave for a 5:30 p.m. ride.

Lois Rigney

Haliburton Highlands Stroke Support Group