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Be a Hero for HeartKids

aka Super Boss Day is back for the eighth year! 

Once again, we are asking you to dress up as your favourite superhero for a day - Friday 17th of June - to raise much-needed funds to support Aussie kids with congenital or childhood acquired heart disease.

By committing to being a Hero for HeartKids, you are making a pledge to stand up to congenital heart disease (CHD) in Australia by improving the lives and futures of those affected by this terrible disease - the real heroes the kids born with CHD every day.

So whether you are a teacher at a school, a receptionist at a vet, CEO of a company, or an athlete wanting to take on a challenge, the 17th of June is your excuse to have some fun, take the opportunity to dress up, and be your alter ego for a day all while supporting heart kids across Australia.

For schools and childcare centres have a superhero party and ask for a gold coin donation as they dress up as their favourite hero for the day. Workplaces can hold a morning tea (virtually if still working from home and we have Zoom backgrounds available!) and encourage work colleagues to dress up and have fun fundraising and spreading the word about congenital heart disease in Australia.

Be a Hero for HeartKids... the 17th of June is your excuse to have some fun!

Sign up today and tell everyone that you are being a Hero for HeartKids.

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What is Congenital Heart Disease (CHD)?

Congenital heart disease (CHD), affects eight babies born in Australia every day (that’s one every three hours). Four precious lives are lost each week, making this complex condition with no known cure, one of the leading causes of infant death in the country.

Despite being a serious life-threatening condition, over 72,000 Australian babies, children and adults are currently living with CHD, yet they will face unique challenges for the rest of their lives, including repeated heart surgeries and ongoing medical treatment. The impact of having a heart child is life-changing for the entire family and one that leads to enormous emotional and financial stress. With CHD impacting one in every 100 births, a further 3,000 babies are expected to be born with CHD in 2022.

HeartKids would love to partner with your company to raise funds on Hero for HeartKids Day 2022.

There are a variety of ways to work together.

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Our Mission

As demand for CHD support services grows, HeartKids is hoping to expand its services for families by continuing its 1800 Helpline, parent education programs, family financial assistance, and in-hospital support initiatives which include its unique heart beads program.

HeartKids’ goal in 2022 is to increase access to our support services and programs across Australia, with a particular focus on those living in isolated communities.

HeartKids is Australia’s only national charity dedicated to supporting those impacted by CHD and is a critical lifeline for thousands of Australian families. Funds raised from Hero 4 HeartKids will go towards our support services and programs nationwide.