Health & Wellness

I Jump Rope For my Grandpa

It’s that time of year again!

My eldest daughter is jumping rope in memory of her Grandpa. This is her second year participating. Please visit her personal Heart & Stroke Foundation page ( or read her heartfelt letter below:

Even though Jump Rope for Heart is focused on encouraging kids to get active, it’s a Heart & Stroke Foundation initiative — an organization that was close to my grandpa’s heart.

Heart & Stroke first entered my grandpa’s life when his eldest daughter was born prematurely. I don’t think he ever realized that they would be a part of his life when he suffered a massive stroke in 2012. While he was in hospital in a coma for 8 months, my grandma (his wife), also had multiple strokes and once again, Heart & Stroke came back into our lives. My stepdad passed away in August 2013 but every year, I jump rope in his memory.

Last year, I raised $260, that was $110 more than my goal of $150. I know our deadline is less than 2 weeks away, but I’m hoping to surpass what I raised last year. Help me by making a donation today!

Every seven minutes in Canada, heart disease or stroke takes another life. And another 1.6 million survivors are living with the effects of these devastating diseases. With your help, we’re that much closer to living lives free of heart disease and stroke.

Please help me reach my fundraising goal by making a donation to my personal fundraising page today.

Together, we can make tomorrow healthier for the world.


Alanna (and the entire Lesko family)


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