Team PHRI raised a total of $12,794, which was 91 percent of their fundraising goal, and placed in the Top 10 VIP Teams in the 2018 Manulife Heart and Stroke Ride for Heart.

Team members were: captain Janette Panhuis; Dan Trottier; Ben and Stuart Connolly; Joe and Kirsten Grubic; Alex Grinvalds; Maral Mofrad; Lea Rayner; Shana Lamers; Om Kurmi; Elham Ramezani; Caroline, Lisa and Ted Scott.

Individuals on Team PHRI who raised the most money were: Dan with $1,675; team captain, Janette with $1,670; Ben with $1,050; Stuart with $1,029; and Kirsten with $1,025. Some members of Team PHRI ran/walked the 75 km instead of bicycling. The event was held on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

Team PHRI posted on their team page the following message:

Women’s hearts are victims of a system that is ill-equipped to diagnose, treat and support them. It is urgent that we smash this glass ceiling. Did you know that: women are 5 times more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer; early heart attack signs were missed in 78% of women and; women are 50% less likely than men to participate in cardiac rehabilitation?


L to R: Ben Connolly; Stuart Connolly; Alex Grinvalds

L to R: Ben Connolly; Stuart Connolly; Alex Grinvalds

Team PHRI 2018 ride for life

L to R: Shana Lamers; Lea Rayner; Janette Panhuis.


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