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Jaidyn and Penny with HeartKids

HeartKids Heroes at Hosier Lane

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 ...

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National Strategic Action Plan for Childhood Heart Disease Launched

The Hon Greg Hunt, Minister for Health launched the Action Plan in Parliament.

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Strawberry Day Saturday 1st December

MarketPlace donates sale of strawberries to HeartKids

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New CEO Announced

HeartKids is excited to announce the appointment of a new CEO

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Heart Champions take on Noosa Triathlon

On Sunday 4 November, a team of inspiring heart champions will proudly fly the HeartKids flag at the 2018 Noosa Triathlon.

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Action Plan Public Consultation Closed

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).

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Family Formal Committee

HeartKids Family Formal

This year’s HeartKids Family Formal organised by the Victorian Youth Advisory Committee was held on Saturday 18 August at Bayview on the Park. The Formal provided a way for young people living with a heart condition to integrate their family, friends ...

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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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Teen Camp 2017 - Group Photo

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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What is Super Boss Day?

8 Apr 2019

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

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Reflections on Developing the CHD Action Plan

15 Feb 2019

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.

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Congenital Heart Disease and Exercise

9 Nov 2018

Our Guest Blogger HeartKid Elle shares her tips and tricks for exercising - from an amateurs point of view

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Open Heart Surgery - Tips & Tricks from a Pro

12 Sep 2018

Our New Guest Blogger HeartKid Elle shares her tips and tricks for getting ready for surgery, what to expect during your hospital stay and at home.

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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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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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