In honour of the four lives lost to congenital heart disease every week, Two Feet & a Heartbeat is a 4km walk, enabling participants of all ages to get involved.
Those keen on a greater challenge can choose to do the course twice, and tackle 8km in ...
Expressions of interest for Teen Camp have opened for Medical / Clinical / Allied Health Volunteer for Teen Camp 2020. Registrations close 15th August
HeartKids are proud to announce applications are open for the Medical Research Future Fund - Accelerated Research - Congenital Heart Disease
Skating At and Logistics Events Australia hosted our HeartKid families across Australia for a fun session of ice skating.
Capes, masks and lycra tights may be an unusual sight in Drakes Supermarkets but on Friday 31 May, customers were treated with staff and management channelling their inner super heroes for HeartKids.
Our HeartKids Ambassadors, Jaidyn Stephenson, Collingwood AFL Player and Penny Cula-Reid of Collingwood’s VFLW have both built successful athletic careers in spite of having congenital heart disease. Last week they joined up with some of our registe ...
The Hon Greg Hunt, Minister for Health launched the Action Plan in Parliament.
MarketPlace donates sale of strawberries to HeartKids
HeartKids is excited to announce the appointment of a new CEO
On Sunday 4 November, a team of inspiring heart champions will proudly fly the HeartKids flag at the 2018 Noosa Triathlon.
Public Consultation Period is now Closed!
HeartKids is partnering with the childhood heart disease community to deliver Australia's first National Action Plan for Childhood Heart Disease (the Plan).
Support kids, teens and adults impacted by congenital or acquired heart disease today by sending a gift now!
(All donations above $2 are tax-deductible!)
HeartKids can assist with information about your hospital stay, for example information on available accommodation, meals, and transport and parking. In some cases we can assist families financially in these areas. We can also assist with information ...
Finding out that your child or unborn baby has a heart condition can be overwhelming.
Many cases of congenital heart disease are diagnosed before a baby is born during an ultrasound scan in pregnancy. In some babies heart problems will be detected a ...
Two Feet & A Heartbeat serves as a tribute and celebration of the four lives lost to congenital heart disease every week in Australia. For over 35 years HeartKids has been working with families who have experienced the loss of a child or young person ...
Childhood heart disease is a lifelong journey and can affect your life in every way. We understand it’s a lifelong journey and one you take with your family and friends.
HeartKids recognises that children and teens impacted by congenital heart di ...
For the first time ever, and due to medical advances, there are now more adults living with congenital heart disease than there are children - meaning, more are surviving than ever before.
Although this is fantastic news, we are faced with a new ...
HeartKids receives no government funding and we are only able to continue the life-changing work that we do with the generous support from the general public. HeartKids is proud to have committed over $3,000,000 of funding for research projects looki ...
What is HeartKids Super Boss Day all about?
We need you to be a real superhero for Aussie heart kids!
Our Guest Blogger HeartKid Elle was very involved from a community perspective in the National Strategic Action Plan for Childhood Heart Disease..here are her thoughts on the process.
Our Guest Blogger HeartKid Elle shares her tips and tricks for exercising - from an amateurs point of view
Meet Julian our Warrnabool Two Feet & A Heartbeat Ambassador. Julian was born with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (DiGeorge syndrome) which is a genetic disorder that results in the poor development of several body systems including heart defects. He has been in and out of hospital all his life and has seen over 40 specialists.
“Julian suffers from anxiety due to his hectic medical schedule,” says mum Courtney. “He stopped speaking about 2 years ago after a traumatic hospital stay.”
“In August of last year, we had the pleasure of ‘Doc’ joining our family. Doc is an assistance dog and has helped enormously with Julian by regulating his emotions and giving Julian an outlet for his love of animals. Julian is now speaking again.”
“Doc has helped Julian but HeartKids have been there whenever I needed someone to talk to and helped guide me through my emotions. We are excited to be able to now help HeartKids to raise awareness and much needed funds so they can continue to support other families like ours.” says Courtney.
Join the Purcell family in Warrnabool or your nearest location and walk in honour of our Heart Angels and Heart Warriors.
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