Childhood heart disease is the single biggest killer of Aussie kids under 1.
8 babies are born each day with childhood heart disease. That is 3,000 per year.
Every week, 4 lives are lost.
It is estimated there are 32,000 children under 18 currently living with childhood heart disease.
Sweetheart Day, run by Heartkids and held every year on February 14, is a chance for all Australians to get together to help our Aussie heart kids by funding vital support and life-changing medical research into childhood heart disease.
Virgin Money are matching donations, dollar for dollar
Virgin Money are helping this fantastic cause by matching, dollar for dollar, all donations throughout February 2017 up to a total of $50,000*.
Donate now through the HeartKids Sweetheart Day web site.
More about Heartkids
HeartKids, with the support of its sponsors and donors, is proud to have committed $3,000,000 of funding for research projects looking to unlock the mysteries of Childhood Heart Disease.
Working with health professionals, Heartkids provides lifelong support to those with childhood heart disease (CHD) and their families.
Heartkids also fund life-saving research, advocate for the needs of children with CHD & their families, and provide information and education. This is achieved through work in support, awareness, research and advocacy.
HeartKids receive no government funding and rely heavily on the donations of the general public as well as our wonderful sponsors.
Find out more on the HeartKids web site.
*The Great Virgin Money Match Terms & Conditions
- The initiative is being conducted by HeartKids Ltd of Suite 301, Level 2, 39 Hume Street, CROWS NEST 2065
- Funds donated through sweetheartday.org.au, www.heartkids.org.au/, http://www.everydayhero.com.au/event/sweetheartday2017, https://www.everydayhero.com.au/event/sweetheartday17schools, https://everydayhero.com.au/event/strollforasweetheart2017 or https://everydayhero.com.au/event/paraglidingvic17 for the period from 4pm 9th February 2017 to 4pm 28th February 2017 will be eligible for dollar matching. This includes any donations to fundraisers registered via http://www.everydayhero.com.au/event/sweetheartday2017, https://www.everydayhero.com.au/event/sweetheartday17schools, https://everydayhero.com.au/event/strollforasweetheart2017 or https://everydayhero.com.au/event/paraglidingvic17
- Donations received during The Great Virgin Money Match campaign period will be matched up to a maximum of $50,000 AUD by Virgin Money (Australia) Pty Limited ABN 75 103 478 897
- All donations above $2 made solely by the donor are tax deductible