Big Heart Appeal 1-30 September

Heart disease does not discriminate – it affects young and old, men and women. It is still the single biggest killer of Australians, taking a life every 26 minutes.
Please register as a volunteer doorknocker to help to fund vital research that saves the lives of everyday Australians affected by heart disease.

We need your help to fund vital research that saves the lives of everyday Australians affected by heart disease.

You can help keep Australian hearts beating by doorknocking this September.

Doorknocking is a simple and effective way to support the lifesaving work of the Heart Foundation. It’s also a great way to get active and look after your own heart. Your participation will help us raise vital funds that will goes toward heart research and education programs.

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.

Please donate today.

Choose your donation

$100 could pay for a DNA test to help a researcher determine genetic factors for heart disease which could lead to new, innovative treatments.
$40 could help a researcher isolate blood cells and study clots, which is key to treating heart attack and stroke.
$10 could send a free information booklet to someone in Australia who needs to improve their heart health.

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.