"The average person spends 4 years of their life looking down at their cell phone"Prince Ea, princeea.com
"It’s not like you’ll win worlds greatest dad if you can’t entertain a child without an iPad"Gary Turk, garyturk.com
"71% of youth and teens say that they have sent or composed a text message while driving"distraction.gov
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is one of Canada’s largest and most effective health charities. Over the last 60 years we have invested more than $1.39 billion in heart and stroke research, making us the largest contributor in Canada after the federal government. In that time, the death rate from heart disease and stroke has declined by more than 75 per cent.
The Foundation’s health promotion and advocacy programs across the country are saving lives every day. Working together, our employees, volunteers, donors and world-class researchers have made the Heart and Stroke Foundation what we are today: Canada’s most widely recognized and trusted authority on cardiovascular health. Our vision is healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together, we will make it happen.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a national organization led and supported by a force of about 140,000 volunteers.
PhoneDown is a fun and challenging web app that you can play with yourself or with your friends. We challenge you to see how long you can put down your phone when your doing things like hanging out with friends, eating, watching a movie, driving and more.
We believe that life is all about the real face to face social interactions we have with others and not how many friends you have on Facebook or followers you have on Twitter and Instagram. This is why it’s our mission to get people to put their phones down and enjoy life!
Join us and put your phone down. We guarantee your experiences and time spend with others will be much more enjoyable.
PhoneDown is an ideal way to raise money or promote your brand, while encouraging socially appropriate use of smartphones. Create your own PhoneDown challenge by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, your corporate messaging will appear during the entire duration of each challenge.