Monday, November 18, 2019
ADVT 
Health & Fitness

French citizen to drive 8,000 km to raise Canadians’ awareness of strokes

Darpan News Desk, 07 Jun, 2018
  • French citizen to drive 8,000 km to raise Canadians’ awareness of strokes
Christian Darrosé, President and Founder of the French organization Je roule pour l’AVC (I Drive for Strokes) is gearing up for a trans-Canada expedition. Beginning May 15, Christian, who lost both his mother and his brother to strokes, will drive 8,000 across Canada, from Vancouver, British Columbia to Saint John’s, Newfoundland. During his 90-day solo voyage, he will stop in 77 cities across the country to tell as many Canadians as possible about the warning signs of a stroke.
 
Christian is a roadworthiness inspector and a serious car aficionado. He will do the entire coast-to-coast trek alone in his car, a Citroën Cloverleaf built in 1923. “This is truly a mechanical, logistical, and human endeavour, but the real challenge is to raise awareness among as many Canadians as possible about the risk of strokes.” Many people know about strokes, but few know what to do when a stroke occurs,” Christian explained. “In Canada, heart disease and stroke are two of the top three leading causes of deathi. By learning about the warning signs, we can react more quickly and improve these statistics.”
 
“Heart disease and stroke continue to take a life every seven minutes in Canada, and the repercussions are severe for the lives of the victims and their families,” added Yves Savoie, CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. “We are proud to support Christian in his trans-Canadian journey to raise awareness and promote healthy habits.”
 
All along the way, Christian will meet with local and regional prevention associations and take part in activities where he will tell his story and help teach people how to recognize the warning signs of stroke. He will meet with families, elected officials, and social and cultural personalities whose lives have been affected by strokes.
 
Events are planned for the following cities:
June 8, 2018 Kickoff: Vancouver, British Columbia
June 15, 2018 Calgary, Alberta
June 24, 2018 Regina, Saskatchewan
June 29, 2018 Winnipeg, Manitoba
July 20, 2018 Montréal, Québec
July 21, 2018 Ottawa, Ontario
July 28, 2018 Québec City, Québec
August 24, 2018 End of Tour: St. John’s, Newfoundland
 
All the donations collected during the trip will go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
 

MORE Health & Fitness ARTICLES

Yoga and meditation continue to attract attention from B.C. workplaces and institutions

Yoga and meditation continue to attract attention from B.C. workplaces and institutions
Students of the Inner Engineering Completion Program – coming to Vancouver May 27 and 28 – attest to the practical effects the program teaches

Yoga and meditation continue to attract attention from B.C. workplaces and institutions

A Five Minute Blood Pressure Check Could Save Your Life

A Five Minute Blood Pressure Check Could Save Your Life

As part of World Hypertension Day on May 17, 2017, London Drugs is joining Hypertension Canada – Canada’s national non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and control of hypertension, and blood pressure monitoring BIOS Diagnostics to remind Canadians that a simple blood pressure check could be lifesaving.

A Five Minute Blood Pressure Check Could Save Your Life

Make the Smart Move to Start Moving

Make the Smart Move to Start Moving
Don’t be discouraged by being a beginner – everyone has to start somewhere and deciding you’re ready to start is worthy of praise on its own. With a few key tips to get you moving, you’ll be well on your healthier way.

Make the Smart Move to Start Moving

Understanding the ache in headaches

Understanding the ache in headaches

“Headache” is an interesting term because it can be both a condition or a symptom, meaning it can be primary or secondary in nature.

Understanding the ache in headaches

Study finds Vitamin D effective for reducing flu and colds

Study finds Vitamin D effective for reducing flu and colds

In Canada, 35% of people or approximately 12 million people have vitamin D levels below 50 nmol/L.

Study finds Vitamin D effective for reducing flu and colds

Tips to manage and prevent knee pain

Tips to manage and prevent knee pain

Arthritis at the knee is often due to excessive forces and the natural anatomy of the knee joint, (wear and tear).

Tips to manage and prevent knee pain