Did you know – just one full hour of activity over the course of a week makes a difference in your heart health; the heart beats about 2.5 billion times over the average lifetime, pushing millions of gallons of blood to every part of the body; that songs such as “Stayin’ Alive” can help bystanders responding to a cardiac arrest remember the correct rhythm for doing chest compressions; and, the Ottawa Heart Institute cares for more than 100,000 cardiac patients annually, with patient satisfaction among the highest in Ontario.
With February recognized as Heart Month, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation (UOHIF) have teamed up with Escape Manor to bring you a safe, healthy and fun scavenger hunt for all ages. Escape Manor holds the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Scavenger Hunt and have created “Hunt For Hearts” specifically to raise awareness and funds for heart health, while safely exercising the mind, body and heart.
“Escape Manor is both thrilled and excited to create such a fun and meaningful experience during a rather dark and tough time for many. We look forward to using our unique expertise to rally folks’ minds and hearts with some fun and challenging exercise for a great charity!”, said Steve Wilson, the Co-Owner and Vice-President of Marketing for Escape Manor.
Lianne Laing, Executive Director of the UOHIF says, “this February, we hope Ottawa’s newest community fundraiser in support of the Heart Institute, Hunt For Hearts will bring both adventure and heart-healthy fun to your family. Hop off the couch, get out of the house and embrace our winter wonderland. Your support will help change lives through innovative patient care and ground-breaking research at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.”
With over $20K in prizes to be won, the event hopes to encourage thousands to get up and get busy; solving riddles, answering trivia, tracking down hidden hearts and performing fun & humorous tasks on social media. Participants can enjoy all activities while following all government regulations or restrictions.
Registration is $25, available now at HuntForHearts.com. Folks can play anytime in February.