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Education Days for Adults living with Congenital Heart Disease

HeartKids is here to help you and your family navigate your congenital heart disease journey offering a comprehensive free information service for people of all ages.

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Change of Leadership

It is with sadness that we announce that Mark Brooke will be leaving us as CEO of HeartKids. We are sure you will join us in thanking Mark for his leadership over the last two years.

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It's a Wrap

Thank you to all our wonderful supporters who backed our teen's and young adults with CHD during their Teen Camp. Lots of fun was had by all.

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HeartKids Gala Ball Launches for 2018

Over 500 guests attended the HeartKids Gala Ball in Perth on Saturday 19 May. It was a night of celebration with a Motown theme and now it is Sydney's turn 22 Sept

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HeartKids funds ground-breaking new research

HeartKids Grants-in-Aid Program will provide $273,000 to support a range of new Australian research projects into congenital and acquired childhood heart disease in 2018.

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More genetic services needed

Parents of babies born with heart disease should be offered specialised cardiac genetic counselling to reduce risk, prevent future disease and improve treatment outcomes, according to world-first research led by UNSW, UTS and the Sydney Children’s Ho ...

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Super Boss Day 2018

Super Boss Day ... is coming Friday 15 June 2018! Super Boss Day challenges you to dress as a superhero for a day to raise funds to support kids with congenital/childhood heart disease. REGISTER to be a Super Boss yourself or you can NOMINATE your ...

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Childhood Heart Disease National Action Plan

Implementing the first Childhood Heart Disease National Action Plan and pledge from government for a National Childhood Heart Disease Mission.

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Starting School

HeartKids is here to help you navigate your heart kid's school journey.

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HeartKids Parents as Mentors

HeartKids Parents as Mentors Peer Support Program Launches! HeartKids is growing and we need the help of highly motivated and committed heart kid and Heart Angel parents to join our new program, HeartKids Parents as Mentors. Whilst every families ...

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Stem Cell research funding for congenital heart disease

31 Jul 2018

Today the Minister for Health, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, reiterated the Australian Government's support for the Conquering Childhood Heart Disease Research Mission, by providing $750,000 in funding to investigate regeneration of heart muscle using stem ...

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Teen Camp & Supporting Teens to Prepare for Adulthood Living with CHD

13 Jul 2018

Mark Brooke, HeartKids CEO, reflects on HeartKids Teen Camp and our role in helping young people prepare for managing their own health into their early adult years.

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Evelyn's Super Hero

6 Jun 2018

Evelyn is dressing up as her super hero for HeartKids Super Boss Day, her hero is her heart surgeon.

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HeartKids and Initiative Sweetheart Day 2018

30 Apr 2018

A pro-bono partnership between unique charity HeartKids and media agency Initiative has seen a 33% lift in revenue year on year for national fundraising campaign Sweetheart Day, for which Initiative was able to secure over $3 million worth of pro-bon ...

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Heart Angel Gia

23 Apr 2018

8 babies are born every day in Australia with a heart defect. That's 8 parents going through hell while they watch their child fight to remain earth side, and every week 4 lives are lost, that’s 4 parents now living in hell.

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What is Super Boss Day?

3 Apr 2018

What is HeartKids Super Boss Day all about? We need you to be a real superhero for Aussie heart kids!

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The Sweetheart Day Photo Challenge

20 Jan 2018

Held annually on Valentine's Day, Sweetheart Day raises much-needed funds to provide support for kids, teens and adults affected by congenital/childhood heart disease all across Australia. Join the fight against congenital/childhood heart disease by ...

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What is the Heart Beads Program?

15 Jan 2018

The Heart Beads Program helps to enrich the experience of cardiac patients and their families at children’s hospitals throughout Australia.

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Trekking the Kokoda Trail for HeartKids

19 Dec 2017

Josh Roach (a heart kid Dad), along with Marsh colleagues Adam Cornford and Antony Butcher, took on the incredible challenge of trekking the Kokoda Trail in November for HeartKids. Not only did they complete this task in the amazing time of 5 days b ...

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Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve Awards in HeartKids NSW/ACT and QLD Divisions

21 Nov 2017

The HeartKids NSW/ACT and QLD Divisions each recently held their own Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve Awards events. Further recognising the incredible support and contributions of our most valuable and appreciated supporters, volunteers and staff th ...

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