The Heart and Stroke Foundation recognizes the significant ongoing contribution made by its volunteers. A recognition program is in place to ensure that all volunteers may receive consistent and appropriate recognition for their efforts.
2014 Heart of Gold Award for Volunteering
For the past 9 years, Tim and Sabrina Robertson have both done incredible work with Leadership roles in both P2P and Big Bike, acting as spokespeople for Heart and Stroke and sharing their son Zachary’s story.
In addition to their leadership, they have personally fundraised over $18,000 for the Foundation, since 2006 when they first shared their story on stage at the Abbotsford Walk for Heart. Their time, talent and energy have played a vital role in making us a stronger, more impactful organization and helping us to achieve our vision of “Healthy Lives Free of Heart Disease and Stroke”.
To honour their incredible contributions the Heart and Stroke Foundation presented Tim and Sabrina with the 2014 Heart of Gold Volunteer Award. Their passion, support and dedication to our mission have truly helped create survivors!
Annual Telephone Thank You Program
The Annual Telephone Thank You Program takes place in May each year and reaches close to 4,500 people. A group of researchers, board members and heart or stroke survivor’s volunteer an evening to personally call and thank the thousands of amazing volunteers who participate in the Person to Person campaign throughout BC & Yukon.
The Person to Person canvassers go door to door during our Heart Month in February to raise funds for life saving research and health promotion programs. The canvassers get great satisfaction from speaking to a researcher and hearing that their hard work enabled the researcher to continue his/her project. The thank you coming from a heart or stroke survivor is especially moving.
This program has definitely helped the Foundation retain our “Extraordinary” Person to Person Volunteers year to year.