Help us keep Australian hearts beating this September
Too many families are still losing loved ones to heart disease. This September, look for Heart Foundation Big Heart Appeal doorknock volunteers in you area.
A gift to the Big Heart Appeal contributes to vital heart health research and education programs. Please donate today - together we can stop the heartache.
Jackie’s big-hearted story
"I suffered a cardiac arrest 14 hours after my planned C-section. Unfortunately, because I did not fit the classic heart attack patient stereotype my symptoms were not as easily recognised and I went into cardiac arrest.
"Lucky for me I was in hospital and a wonderful team were able to save my life by inserting five stents into my left anterior descending artery.
"Two years on I’ve had some setbacks, but I’m here to see my son grow up and will always be thankful for the amazing team that saved my life."
You can make a difference in the fight against heart disease and support people like Jackie.
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How your money helps us
As a charity, most of our funding comes from supporters like you. This year about 180 Heart Foundation-funded researchers are working towards a world free of heart disease.
Like Justin Hamilton, who focuses on understanding how platelets work in order to prevent them forming blood clots, which could lead to a heart attack or stroke.
His lifesaving work would not be possible without your donations. Watch his story.