After losing their mother to a heart attack, Alan and Christopher Watts are getting back on the saddle for the third time and using pedal power to support our life saving research.
"The work done by the BHF is absolutely brilliant. Without them, research into cardiovascular diseases would not have come so far. We still miss our mother terribly after she passed away 23 years ago from a heart attack, but knowing that research has come on leaps and bounds since then, thanks to the BHF, gives us some comfort.
“Signing up to do the London to Brighton Bike Ride is our way of saying thank you for the charity’s dedication and it’s a fun way to raise much needed funds to help them carry on with their amazing work.
“We are hopeful that through the vital research the BHF funds that one day there will be a cure for all heart and circulatory diseases. By supporting the BHF through the London to Brighton Bike Ride, we’re doing our bit to make sure this day finally comes and people won’t keep suffering from the pain of losing a loved one like we did.”
A heart attack happens when your heart muscle is starved of oxygen-rich blood, which causes damage to your heart muscle.
Our life saving research over the past 50 years has helped to revolutionise treatments which means that around 70% of people now survive a heart attack.
But there is still so much more we can do. To help us fund our vital research, you can sponsor the Watts brothers by visiting Alan’s JustGiving page or Christopher’s JustGiving page or take part in the event yourself.
There are still places available for this year’s London to Brighton Bike Ride. Join thousands of cyclists on 19 June 2016 and help us fight against heart disease.
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