Programs and Initiatives

Teen Camp

The HeartKids Teen camp brings together teenagers affected by Childhood Heart Disease from around Australia for three days of fun filled activities. The 2013 Teen camp was held in Victoria, read more here.

Awareness Month

Every February.
February is the best known as the month of love because of Valentine’s Day. For all HeartKids and their loved ones, it is also “HeartKids Awareness Month”.  Childhood Heart Disease (CHD) is one of the most common birth abnormalities and the objective of this month is to raise awareness of this disease and raise vital funds to continue the work of HeartKids in Australia.

Cuppa for HeartKids

Running throughout August and September, Cuppa for HeartKids is a national awareness and fundraising campaign to support HeartKids and its work.

Mad Hatters Tea Party

Host a Mad Hatter style tea party in your school to raise funds and awareness for Childhood Heart Disease. To find out more and register, visit

Heart Beads

The Heart Beads Program hopes to enrich the experience of cardiac patients and their families at children’s hospitals throughout Australia. Children are rewarded with distinctive beads specific to each procedure or treatment for their courage and the beads help them tell their story.