YOUR LETTERS: Join the fight to beat heart disease

This month is National Heart Month and the British Heart Foundation is calling on the local community to help us stop heart disease in its tracks.
This month is National Heart Month and the British Heart Foundation is calling on the local community to help us stop heart disease in its tracks.
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Heart disease is heartless.

Thousands of people in the East Midlands are killed each year by these terrible conditions, so the need to find new, life-saving treatments, is urgent.

In fact, around 529,500 people across the region are living with the effects of heart disease.

This month is National Heart Month and the British Heart Foundation is calling on the local community to help us stop heart disease in its tracks.

We’re launching a calendar of over 80 incredible challenge events, both in the UK and abroad, to inspire people to get active and help us accelerate the fight against heart disease.

From fun runs and marathons, walks and treks, to the BHF’s prestigious cycling series sponsored by Tesco and Jaffa, there’s no reason not to get involved this year.

We’ve got something for everyone – even life-changing adventures abroad for the thrill-seekers among you – and we have everything you need to get you to the finish.

We are looking for Champions to take on one of our legendary challenge events and help us power vital research that could make a difference to millions.

You can sign up to a BHF event today by visiting bhf.org.uk/events for a full list of events and ways to get involved.

Shonali Rodrigues

Head of Events at British Heart Foundation