Helena, Svanhild, and Susann

Susann, Svanhild, & Helena - Advocating for better cardiovascular health

Fundraising for British Heart Foundation
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Participants: Susann Bruche, Svanhild Nornes, & Helena Rodriguez-Caro
British Heart Foundation

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We fund life saving medical research to beat the world's biggest killers.


Hi 😁 👋;

Welcome to our road bike trip challenge 🚴🏻🚴🏼‍♀️🚴🏻‍♂️ in support of the British Heart Foundation ❤️!!!

We are Susann 👩🏻‍🔬, Svanhild 👩🏼‍🔬, & Helena 👩🏻‍🔬, postdoctoral scientists from the Institute of Developmental & Regenerative Medicine (University of Oxford) We are reaching out to you today as advocates for a better cardiovascular health!!! ✨✨✨

Tell me, do these words ring a bell?

                                 “Heart Attack, Stroke, Vascular Dementia, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity”

Yes! Quite well-known words, aren’t they?

Not surprising, since they all are types of cardiovascular/circulatory (CV/C) diseases which are very common and most of us will likely know/have heard of someone suffering from them. They are, in fact, the leading cause of death ☠️ globally 🌎.

This group of diseases refers to all conditions affecting the heart.& the vascular system and constitute a broad range of disorders that can appear from birth 👶🏾 or at different life stages such as during pregnancy🤰🏻or in the elderly 🧓🏼👨🏽‍🦳. They are complex diseases and their cause and progression are co-affected by multiple factors, such as gender ♀♂, and life-style choices (e.g.: diet 🥘 & exercise 🤺) to mention a few. 

Much ++++ research 🔬 needs to be done to understand the intricacies of these complicated disorders and to be able to develop successful new treatments and approaches to tackle them!!! In our day-to-day job, we work on this research and try to understand how cells specifically decide to become heart/vascular cells and keep that fate so this knowledge can later be used to treat CV/C diseases.

This June 2022, we will branch out and challenge ourselves to cycle 54 miles from London to Brighton by bike 🚲 to show our support for the cause and to raise money for the British Heart Foundation ❤️.

Why donate to this charity? Well, the British Heart Foundation ❤️ is a major player in the fight against these diseases. It funds 💰 cardiovascular research with around £100 million each year, isn't that amazing!!! By making a contribution you will help to achieve their mission to beat heart & circulatory diseases.

So, don’t be shy & join us 😜 on this adventure and help us reach our fundraising goal for the British Heart Foundation ❤️ 🚴🏻🚴🏼‍♀️🚴🏻‍♂️ !!!

We'll keep you updated about this endeavour 🙃.

Thank you very much!!!

                                                              Susann 👩🏻‍🔬, Svanhild 👩🏼‍🔬, & Helena 👩🏻‍🔬

About the charity

British Heart Foundation

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Heart and circulatory diseases are the world’s biggest killers. That’s why the British Heart Foundation exists. By funding research, we can help find treatments and cures that could save lives. With your donations and the awe-inspiring science we fund, we make science fiction a reality, together.

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