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What are we fundraising for?

Sweetheart Day is our annual flagship event held on February 14 - International Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day (aka Valentine’s Day). During February we are raising awareness and funds to support the 8 babies born every day with a heart defect. That means that every 3 hours, the life of a family changes in a heartbeat.

Sadly 4 young lives are lost to CHD each week. Sweetheart Day is your chance to join in the fight against this disease.

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15-year-old Freya from Hobart was diagnosed with a form of congenital heart disease called Absent Pulmonary Valve Syndrome before she was born. Freya had her first surgery at 6 months old and spent the first 9 months of her life in hospital.


9-year-old, Logan’s journey with congenital heart disease started when he was a month old. Logan’s mum, Jayde, was told the heartbreaking news that her baby had a heart condition called tetralogy of Fallot which means he was born with four heart defects.


Jake and Lauren Litchfield found out at their 20 weeks scan that their baby girl Madeline had a ventricular septal defect (VSD) and then a week later during another scan she also had transposition of the great arteries (TGA), both serious forms of CHD.


Peta and Brett Hearn began their journey with congenital heart disease (CHD) during pregnancy at their 20-week scan, which picked up on their daughter Izabella’s heart condition.

Things Can Change in a Heartbeat

Life changes in a heartbeat for families impacted by congenital heart disease

There are certain things in life that one can’t prepare for, such as the moment a parent is told their newborn has been diagnosed with congenital heart disease. Suddenly a momentous occasion quickly turns to sadness and things change in a heartbeat.

This February we are raising funds and awareness of the impact that congenital or childhood acquired heart disease has on families.

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