Volunteer pounds the pavement for Heart and Stroke

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Aaliyah Hurtig will be canvassing for the Heart and Stroke Association.
(Sandi Krasowski)
Aaliyah Hurtig will be canvassing for the Heart and Stroke Association. (Sandi Krasowski)

Aaliyah Hurtig’s enthusiasm for fundraising has made her a champion among canvassers for the Heart and Stroke Association. Her mother Sherry was unable to canvass this year, but Aaliyah, 9, jumped at the opportunity. She set a goal of $500 and headed into the neighbourhood. “I’ve raised way more that,” she said Tuesday. “I’ve raised $1,010."
February is Heart and Stroke month, but the association fell short of its $60,000 goal for Thunder Bay and extended the campaign into the first two weeks of March. With hat on and pen in hand, Aaliyah is back in her neighbourhood trying to drum up support.