The Heart Attackers team from the Langley Township Healthy Heart program took off on the 'Big Bike' at the Cascades Casino parking lot on Wednesday during a fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. The team is mostly made up of people over 60 years old who have experienced heart events in the past. The members attend various Healthy Heart classes throughout the week held at Willowbrook, Willoughby and Blair recreation centers. The team has raised over $7,000 in donations for this year’s ride.

The Heart Attackers team from the Langley Township Healthy Heart program took off on the 'Big Bike' at the Cascades Casino parking lot on Wednesday during a fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. The team is mostly made up of people over 60 years old who have experienced heart events in the past. The members attend various Healthy Heart classes throughout the week held at Willowbrook, Willoughby and Blair recreation centers. The team has raised over $7,000 in donations for this year’s ride.

Big bike raises big donations

The Heart&Stroke Big Bike has once again proven that big hearts make a big impact

The Heart&Stroke Big Bike has once again proven that big hearts make a big impact.

On May 11 and 12, the organization held a two-day fundraiser at the Cascades Casino parking lot, where participants rode a 30-person bicycle through Langley, to raise awareness and  $34,792 for heart disease and stroke research.

The Langley Heart Attackers from the Healthy Hearts Program were the top team, raising $8,550.

Other teams, including Curves (Langley City), Home Depot, Willowbrook Walking Club and Westland Insurance, also raised considerable donations.

The same event was held earlier this month in Walnut Grove on May 3. There, five teams of 100 riders raised $10,564.

With the donations, the Heart and Stroke Foundation can continue to invest in research to develop life-saving treatments for Canadians living with heart disease and stroke.

The Heart&Stroke Big Bike is one of the primary community fundraising events for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

This bicycle travels across Canada from April to October, making its way along high-profile routes through more than 200 communities in nine provinces.