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For the 8 babies born each day with heart disease, there is no known cure.

We are raising awareness and funds to fight against one of the leading causes of infant death in Australia, congenital heart disease.

8 babies a day are born with heart disease. That is almost 3,000 families every year whose lives are changed forever. 

Each week, four young lives are lost to congenital heart disease.

For children born with or who acquire heart disease it is a lifetime condition. The support HeartKids offers is from birth to teen to adulthood to give every heart kid a fighting chance of leading a long and fulfilling life. It is also why we invest in research, from investigating the causes through to the mental health impact on children and their families.

These kids face ongoing challenges and medical treatment, often multiple surgeries, and require constant support. HeartKids is the only national charity focused on funding the research, information and care and support for children, families and adults from diagnosis all the way throughout their life journey with CHD.

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