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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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Dannie was born with a form of Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) called Pulmonary Stenosis, Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) and Noonan Syndrome. Pulmonary Stenosis is when the pulmonary valve is too small, narrow, or stiff and VSD means there is a hole in he


For Shipra and Yugesh Soni, their journey with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) started during a 20-week pregnancy scan, which revealed that their daughter Adira had a heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) along with other complications.


In 2017, Maggie had a difficult start to life when after 21 days in the neonatal intensive care unit the doctors heard a murmur and she was diagnosed with Ventricular septal defect (VSD)


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.

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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