Heart­felt thanks to an army of vol­un­teers

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

I HAVE been hum­bled by the army of 120,000 vol­un­teers from across Aus­tralia who joined the Heart Foundation in the fight against heart dis­ease by vol­un­teer­ing to col­lect or do­nat­ing to our cause.

Sadly, heart dis­ease af­fects one in six Aussie fam­i­lies, tak­ing a life ev­ery 27 min­utes.

We aim turn this around by con­tin­u­ing to fund life­sav­ing re­search, pro­mote best-prac­tice care for heart pa­tients and ef­fec­tive preven­tion pro­grams. How­ever, we could not do this with­out the big-hearted Aus­tralians who took the time to sup­port us this year.

For those who do­nated or col­lected be as­sured that ev­ery do­na­tion to the ap­peal will help us in the fight against heart dis­ease.

The money raised will sup­port cut­ting-edge re­search projects, in­for­ma­tion ma­te­ri­als for heart pa­tients and ad­vo­cacy for changes in the lo­cal en­vi­ron­ment to al­low bet­ter nu­tri­tion and more fre­quent phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity.

Do­na­tions are still open and can be made at big­heartap­peal.org.

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