Across Scotland, over 1 million people – that’s one in five of the population – are living with the effects of serious chest and heart conditions and stroke.
Imagine if you had to struggle to breathe every day just from getting out of bed. Or you were living constantly worried about your heart or scared that you might have another stroke at any moment. Living with the reality of a long term health condition can be confusing and isolating. Every day activities such as picking up a knife and fork, making a cup of tea or leaving the house can feel like a massive challenge.
Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to.
We provide a lifeline for people throughout Scotland whose condition has left them isolated, fearful or anxious. We’re at the end of the phone for the people who need us through our Advice Line. And we help people find information, advice and support locally through our No Life Half Lived Support Services.
Take on the challenge at the Great Scottish Run and help us to reach the 1 million people across Scotland living with the effects of serious chest, heart and stroke conditions.
FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN JOIN THE CHSS RUNNING TEAM AT THE THEIR WEBSITE
OR Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 1212 444 to join the CHSS Running Team and get your running and fundraising pack.