Local couple have Hearts of Gold

Robertsons recognized for service

Sabrina Robertson (left) receives the Heart of Gold Award

Sabrina Robertson (left) receives the Heart of Gold Award

An Abbotsford couple has received an award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation for their years of dedication to the organization.

Tim and Sabrina Robertson recently received the Heart of Gold Award for outstanding achievement in volunteer service.

The couple has volunteered for the foundation for the past nine years, including taking on leadership roles in the Person to Person Campaigns and the Big Bike fundraiser.

They have also shared the story of their son Zachary, who was diagnosed, while still in the womb, with a congenital heart defect. He had his first closed heart surgery at two and a half months and his first open-heart surgery at nine months.

Zachary is now 10 and is continuing to thrive.

The Robertsons have raised more than $18,000 since first sharing their story on stage in 2006 at the Abbotsford Walk for Heart.

“Tim and Sabrina are a true inspiration to all of us here at the Heart and Stroke Foundation and to all of us in B.C., and we thank them for their gift of time and passion in the fight to save lives and make health last,” said Adrienne Bakker, CEO of the B.C. and Yukon branch of the foundation.

For more information about volunteering with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, call 604-342-8070 or visit heartandstroke.ca/volunteer.