Step Up 4 Cardiac Health

On Sunday, April 2 Step Up 4 Cardiac Health took place.
“Nothing could keep us from hosting our event this time.” Stated Leslie Gmur, Fund Development Coordinator, FVHCF. “Our event was postponed from February 26th due to a snowstorm. On Sunday, April 2, we ran our event at Abbotsford Centre and it was a big success with 69 participants stepping it up for cardiac health.”
“We are happy to report we raised over $34,000 to help fund the telemetry chairs for the Emergency Department at Abbotsford Regional Hospital.” Says Liz Harris, Executive Director, FVHCF “Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation would like to thank EcoTex Healthcare Linen Services for their continued support as our Presenting Sponsor. We would also like to thank our Gold Sponsor, Urban Valley Transport, Silver Sponsors, BC Farm & Ranch Realty Corp and KPMG, Bronze sponsor Abbotsford Sports & Orthopaedic Physiotherapy, Friends sponsors Sandpaper & Stitches, Rotary Abbotsford Matsqui, Innovative Fitness Abbotsford and our Venue sponsor Abbotsford Event Centre and Abbotsford Canucks”
Participants were treated to a relaxing massage on-site by Jeff Huynh from Abbotsford Sports and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy along with Kelsey Gill of Pacific North Wellness.
  • The Top Fundraiser of this year’s event goes to Bryan Bartsch from EcoTex Healthcare Linen Services
  • The most laps female is Alex Siemens with 22 laps
  • The most laps male is JP Siou from BTG Fitness with 22 laps
  • The most laps youth is Zander Leclare with 11 laps
  • Best Costume goes to Sasha Rae Saunders and her 2 boys Elliot and Miles who dressed as momma panda and her cubs.
Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation would like to thank everyone who came out to support this year’s event along with the supporters who were unable to make the rescheduled date.
If you are interested in joining us in 2024 contact the office at to have your name put on the email list or if you would like to donate to the cause go to