HeartKids is the only national not-for-profit organisation solely focused on supporting and advocating for all people impacted by childhood heart disease, one of the largest causes of infant death in Australia. HeartKids purpose is to make a real and lasting impact for the Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) community. They seek to give every child, teenager, and adult in Australia with congenital or childhood acquired heart disease a fighting chance to live a long, healthy, and fulfilling life.
Their support is a commitment for life because there is no known cure. People with congenital heart disease face unique challenges for their entire life.
Eight babies are born with CHD in Australia every day (one every three hours) and four precious lives are lost each week. This complex condition has no known cure and remains one of the leading causes of infant death in the country.
Download the fact sheet of childhood heart disease
We can help HeartKids to achieve more – by donating time, skills or other resources. There will be engagement events including volunteering opportunities at HeartKids campaigns, stay tuned for more details.