Step Up 4 Cardiac Health

February 2025
Abbotsford Centre

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation (FVHCF) hosted the 7th Annual Step Up 4 Cardiac Health on Sunday, February 25, 2024.

Local residents “Stepped Up 4 Cardiac Health” at the Abbotsford Centre which began with a quick warm up with Yoshia Burton from Innovative Fitness, Abbotsford.

“It was great to see so many people come out on a Sunday morning in support of Heart Health,” says Liz Harris, Executive Director of FVHCF. “We would like to thank our Presenting Sponsor, EcoTex Health Care Linen Services for their continued support not only financially but by bringing out their family, friends and staff to participate in this worthy cause. It was an honour to have Deputy Mayor Patricia Driessen come by to welcome the group along with Councilman Mark Warkentin.”

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation would like to thank the Gold Sponsor, Sumas Mountain Sport & Spine. A special thank you from the participants to Dr. Zac Lang & Dr. Kristin Hudy, Chiropractors from SMSS for taking care of the sore tired muscles. Thank you to our Silver Sponsor, KPMG, Friends Sponsor, Abbotsford/Matsqui Rotary Club and our Venue Sponsor, Abbotsford Event Centre.

The top fundraiser this year goes to Bryan Bartsch from EcoTex Healthcare Linen Services, Most Laps for Female was a 3-way tie between Luisa Trotter, Melody Manuel & Jennifer Berg, Most Laps for Male goes to Peter Schofield, Most Laps for youth is Quin Bartsch and the Best Costume goes to Sasha Rae Saunders and her 2 boys Elliot and Miles. Thank you to Kintec Footwear, Lululemon Highstreet, Abbotsford Airshow Association, Boston Pizza Abbotsford, Tourism Abbotsford, Abbotsford Downtown Business Association, Presentation House Theatre, Garrison Running Room, Davids Tea and Badesha & Associates for your donations for the winners and participants.

Thank you to everyone who came out in support of this great event along with our amazing group of volunteers who encouraged and cheered on our participants.

If you would like to contribute to Step Up contact our office at 604-851-4890 or email

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation raises funds for vital equipment and programs funded or endorsed by Fraser Health. The Foundation serves the communities of Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Hope, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs.

Photos from the event can be found here.