2nd Annual Annie's Pace
WELCOME TO THE 2ND ANNUAL ANNIE'S PACE! A walkathon where I walk 120km/4 days on a treadmill with all proceeds going to the Test Your Limits initiative, founded by my cardiologist, Heather Ross, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, FCCS, FACC, Head, Division of Cardiology.
I created Annie’s Pace in May 2019. 4 years after my first heart surgery and 8 months after a relapse of Cardiac Sarcoidosis. A rare, life-threatening, inflammation of the heart. I live with this invisible illness and it is my mission that people know what that looks like and why this cause is so important to me.
As a personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 20 years, it was very hard to be told ‘you have a very sick heart and are limited to the types and quantity of exercises that you can do from now on. You can walk.’ So with the relapse of Cardiac Sarcoidosis, I took Dr. Ross’ prescription for walking like I take up anything related to fitness …. hard core. I have walked 4700KM/16 months; 400km further than Newfoundland to the Yukon.
“The funds raised will be for support of heart disease and heart failure research. 100% of your support will go directly towards making research in heart failure and transplantation possible."
My goal is to magnify the awareness of Annie’s Pace and make it world wide! I wish for people to join me and Test Their Limits between May 22-25, 2020, from their own community, town, city or country! Set a walking & fundraising goal and help me by encouraging & educating others why to donate to Annie's Pace. To have people all over the world walking for Annie's Pace, Test Your Limits, and having a blast while doing so, is my dream! Tshirts are available for a minimum donation of $20 each with all proceeds going to TYL.
Last year, Annie’s Pace raised $5560 and I walked 161km/4 days. Can you help me raise another $5500?
'Your life is worth one hour a day in order to maintain a long and healthy life'. Dr. Heather Ross. To read more about TYL: www.testyourlimits.ca
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