The Heart Foundation is an independent charity that funds life-saving research, supports health professionals and promotes health in the community.
Our goal is to reduce the suffering and death caused by heart disease in Australia.
As a charity, the Heart Foundation relies on donations and gifts in wills to continue its lifesaving research, education and health promotion work.
Most of the Heart Foundation's funding comes from donations from the public.
Since we were established in Australia in 1959, we have funded world-class cardiovascular research, supported health professionals in their practice, developed health promotion activities, informed and educated the public, and assisted people with cardiovascular disease.
Today, the life expectancy of Australians is about ten years longer for men and nine years longer for women.
While the work over the past five decades has helped reduce the number of deaths, heart disease is still the single leading cause of death for both men and women in Australia.
It kills one Australian every 22 minutes.
With your support, we aim to continue our ground-breaking work into the future, providing Australians with the very best heart health information and funds for life-saving research.
For more information, visit www.heartfoundation.org.au or call the Health Information Service on 1300 362 787.