Waitaki Herald : February 4th 2015
14 WAITAKI HERALD, FEBRUARY 4, 2015 IS STILL NEW ZEALAND'S BIGGEST KILLER. HEART DISEASE Tragically, it continues to tear apart thousands of Kiwi families and communities like ours every year. Next week is Heart Week – the Heart Foundation’s annual appeal. Heart Week is a time set aside every year when we encourage people to think about their heart health. It is also the time when we ask everyday Kiwis to give generously to help us continue our vital work. Heart Foundation Medical Director Gerry Devlin says anyone can be impacted by heart disease – young, old, fit, unfit, men and women. “It is much more prevalent than many people realise. About 50 per cent of heart events happen among those who are considered low-medium risk.” The Heart Foundation’s vision is to stop people dying prematurely from heart disease and to prevent the next generation of New Zealanders from developing heart disease. But we can’t do it alone; we are a charity and rely on the support of everyday Kiwis like yourselves. Funds raised during Heart Week enable us to continue fighting heart disease. The Heart Foundation has achieved significant results since 1968 but heart disease still kills more than 6500 New Zealanders every year. Help us to address that shocking statistic by donating during Heart Week. Our volunteers will be out collecting in your local area for our street collection this Friday 13 and Saturday 14 of February, so please give generously. Money raised locally from the street appeal will stay in the region. The North Otago Branch of the Heart Foundation would like to thank all the businesses that have sponsored these hearts. Smash Palace Goldies Glass St. Vincent de Paul Ritchies Coachlines Advantage Tyres Blondinis The Waitaki Herald Southern Wide Reality The Brydone Hotel North Otago Diabetes Harbour View Rest Home Camerons Alliance Group Craig McKay Autoworld Workshop Unichem North End Pharmacy NEW ZEALAND'S BIGGEST KILLER. Every 90 minutes, a New Zealander falls victim to the country’s biggest killer. Please help fight against Heart Disease.
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