BRAVEHEARTS TO NEW
Sponsored Cycle Challenge
serious challenge for a serious charity”
During the month of
November 2003, a small number of enthusiastic volunteers are to embark
on a cycle challenge to New Zealand for the British Heart Foundation,
which we have named ‘Bravehearts to New Zealand’.
The challenge will involve
cycling a total distance of 400 km in 6-7 days following a challenging
route of the country’s South Island. (of course
we’ve already booked the good weather!)
Don’t be fooled,
there is no doubt we will have an adventure of a lifetime, riding
across all terrain including wooded valleys, dramatic gorges and remote
gold-mining towns, but the challenge will nonetheless, be a tough one.
It just wouldn’t be possible without your help!
Our fundraising target is
a minimum of £3,000 each! Of course, some
people could happily write a cheque for £3,000 now, and believe
me, it would be very welcome!
For others, even £10 may seem a
bit much to ask. To
be honest, even if you can only send us £1, it all adds up, and
would be very much appreciated.
You can also donate
We can accept
any Credit Card or Switch or Solo card
life’s needs is that of contribution” – Anthony Robbins.
Have you ever given money to charity? Or to “The Big
And did you miss the money or regret the decision to donate?
The point is; the donation rarely affects your standard of living for
Now when did you last THANK your BLOOD COUNT?
mmm, something to think
about….. If you had to monitor your blood count daily, or you
relied heavily on medication or a pace-maker to maintain your regular
heart beat, then it is more likely that you would appreciate EVERY beat of that incredible
Your body is amazing! You never have to
think about how your hair grows, or how your skin heals cuts and
bruises, or how your heart keeps beating thousands of times a day, even
when you’re asleep!
of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) - www.bhf.org.uk - is to play a leading role
in the fight against heart disease so that it is no longer a major
cause of disability and premature death by:
- Funding research into the causes,
prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
- Providing support and information
to heart patients and their families through the British Heart
Foundation nurses, rehabilitation programmes and support groups.
- Educating the public and health
professionals about heart disease, its prevention and treatment.
- Promoting training in emergency
life support skills for the public and health professionals.
- Providing vital life-saving
equipment to hospitals and other health providers
Now we need your HELP because we wish to raise a
substantial amount, and we all want to look back on 2003 with pride at
our achievements, knowing that we have made a significant contribution
to our legacy.
you do for yourself dies with you.
you do for others lives on” - Winston
How much would you pay if
you had to replace your heart?
Via Paypal, We
can accept any Credit Card or Switch or Solo card
Now pat yourself on the
back for having chosen to help a very worthwhile cause!
Everyone who raises money
with us will have the satisfaction of knowing that they have made a
contribution (we’ll do the cycling, you help raise the funds).
Thanking you in
Leanne Robinson & Mike
Subject: HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK ALONE From Rochester General
If everyone who gets this sends it to 10 people, you
can bet that we'll save at least one life.
Let's say it's 6:15 p.m. and you're driving home
(alone of course), after an unusually hard day on the job. You're
really tired, upset and frustrated. Suddenly, you start experiencing
severe pain in your chest that starts to radiate out into your arm and
up into your jaw.
You are only about five miles from the hospital
nearest your home; unfortunately you don't know if you'll be able to
make it that far. What can you do?
You've been trained in CPR but the guy that taught the
course neglected to tell you how to perform it on yourself. Since many
people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, this article seemed
to be in order. Without help, the person whose heart stops beating
properly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left
before losing consciousness.
However, these victims can help themselves by coughing
repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before
each cough. The cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing
sputum from deep inside the chest. And a cough must be repeated about
every 2 seconds without let up until help arrives, or until the heart
is felt to be beating normally again.
Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing
movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The
squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In
this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.
Tell as many other people as possible about this, it
could save their lives!
From Health Cares, Rochester General Hospital via Chapter 240s
newsletter AND THE BEAT GOES ON ... (reprint from The Mended Hearts,
Inc. publication, Heart Response)