​CARDIAC HEALTH'S ”WALK OF LIFE”

We had a terrific day at Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada’s Walk Of Life” 2014 in Toronto!
 
I am always so incredibly impressed with all that work that goes into this event, with over 2,000 participants either running or walking to raise money for Cardiac Health. Special shout-out to Barbara Kennedy, executive director , for inviting us to perform at this amazing event again this year.
 
I am again reminded that heart issues do not only affect older people, but very young children also. There was a little girl, just 22 months old, dancing away to our music. I spoke with her mom to find out that she had open-heart surgery when she was less than a week old. Thanks to Toronto’s Sick kids (Hospital), she was there dancing away with us! AMAZING!  Then we were fortunate to meet Emily, who at the age of 13 had a defibrillator used on her to save her life!  She raised $1,300.00 to buy more defibrillators for schools.  She has her own defibrillator that stays in her classroom. It was an honour to have her share the stage with us for the warm-up to the Cardio Walk. She is a true hero.
 
What a terrific way for families to spend a day: exercising and bonding together in support of a great cause. We were so excited to put on the movement-concert for all the eager children and their families.

Keep moving, everyone, and keep your minds and hearts strong.
 
Liz

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