FAQ | Give with Heart Day

What is Give with Heart Day? 

Give with Heart Day is the Heart Foundation’s annual 24-hour fundraising challenge that rallies supporters throughout Australia to raise money to help the Heart Foundation fund heart disease research. 

This year, Give with Heart Day will take place on Wednesday 15 September 2021Donate to Give with Heart Day on or before this date and your donations will be doubled* by the Heart Foundation’s major supporters. This means every $100 will become $200.Together we can help fund life-saving research that keeps so many families together.  

*We have had an incredible response to Give with Heart Day and have reached the $635,000 mark in matched donations – so your donation won’t be matched by our major supporters, but we are so grateful for anything you are willing to give.

How does it work? 

  1. Donate by or on 15 September 2021 by visiting givewithheartday.com.au
  2. Your donation will be automatically doubled* to make 2x the impact
  3. Spread the word and ask your friends and family to donate to help raise funds to fight heart disease 

*We have had an incredible response to Give with Heart Day and have reached the $635,000 mark in matched donations – so your donation won’t be matched by our major supporters, but we are so grateful for anything you are willing to give.

How do I donate to Give with Heart Day? 

Visit givewithheartday.com.au to donate online. 

Alternatively, call us on 13 11 12 to speak to one of our team members and donate over the phone.  

Where are my donations going? 

Every donation to the Heart Foundation helps in our fight against heart disease. By donating to Give with Heart Day, you’ll be supporting us to: 

  • Fund high-impact research 
  • Develop evidence-based guidelines for health professionals 
  • Support people living with heart disease 
  • Help Australians to live heart healthy lifestyles 
  • Advocate to government and industry across initiatives to improve heart health. 

Who is doubling my donation? 

Donors who contribute to the first $635,000 raised as part of Give with Heart Day 2021 will have their donation matched by Heart Foundation major supporters (these supporters have asked to remain anonymous). Every $1 = $2 

What is the theme of Give with Heart Day 2021? 

This year we are focusing our attention on families impacted by heart disease. More Australians die from heart disease than any other cause, tearing families apart. Through life-saving research funded by the Heart Foundation, many Australians are given a second chance at life, keeping families together.  

How will Give with Heart Day be taken to the masses this year? 

The Heart Foundation has partnered with Channel 7 to raise awareness for the fundraising challenge. On Weekend Sunrise (Sunday 12 September) John Aloisi will have a live interview to pre-promote Give with Heart Day and we will be taking over The Morning Show on September 15. The Morning Show will feature interviews of those impacted by heart disease.   

State landmarks and venues all around Australia will be lighting up red in support of the Heart Foundation on the nights of Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th September. The illumination of these landmarks will help draw attention to the Give with Heart Day campaign and have a significant impact in boosting awareness of heart disease and rallying the community to support life-saving research. 

A number of State Premiers and parliamentarians have also provided messages of support that will be included in our communications on Give with Heart Day.  

By working together with all our stateand territories around Australia to put a spotlight on heart disease, we are able to take the Give with Heart Day campaign, and the importance of heart health to a whole new level. 

Give with Heart Day ambassadors and case studies 2021 

Our ambassadors and case studies will help us to raise awareness and funds ahead of the giving day, they include: 

  • John Aloisi 
  • Natalie Barr 
  • Bec Jade 
  • Geoff Lester 

Please head to givewithheartday.com.au to learn more about our ambassadors and case studies. 

Why do we need to raise funds for heart disease? 

More Australians die from heart disease than any other cause, tearing families apart. And the heartache lasts a lifetime. But your donation can help the Heart Foundation fund life-saving research to keep more families together. 

How does the Heart Foundation make a difference? 

We make a difference by:  

  • Funding high-impact research, supporting emerging and leading heart health researchers   
  • Working to improve heart disease prevention, detection, care and support for all Australians   
  • Advocating to governments and industry for increased funding and resources for heart health   
  • Building community awareness about living a heart-healthy lifestyle. We do this through public health awareness campaigns, accessible information and resources   
  • Supporting health professionals in their work to prevent, diagnose, treat and manage heart disease. 

Where can I learn more about the Heart Foundation? 

Please visit our website heartfoundation.org.au to learn more about our organisation including our research program and our support services and resources.  

How else can I help? 

Heart disease is a cause that is close to everyone’s heart. Please help us spread the word and ask your friends and family to donate – together we can make a difference.  

Who can I contact for assistance? 

If you need assistance make a donation, or would like more information about Give with Heart Day, please call us on 13 11 12 to speak to one of our team members. 

What happens when the Heart Foundation reaches its matching target? 

Donors who contribute to the first $635,000 raised as part of Give with Heart Day 2021 will have their donation matched by Heart Foundation’s major supporters. Once we reach the $635,000 mark in matched donations your donation won’t be matched by our major supporters, but we are so grateful for anything you are willing to give. Your support will continue to help the Heart Foundation fund life-saving research to keep families together. 

*We have had an incredible response to Give with Heart Day and have reached the $635,000 mark in matched donations – so your donation won’t be matched by our major supporters, but we are so grateful for anything you are willing to give.

Will donations made as part of MyMarathon or any other Heart Foundation campaign on September 15 be included as part of Give with Heart Day? 

No, donations to MyMarathon will not be included as part of Give With Heart Day. All Give with Heart Day donations need to be made via the Give with Heart Day website: givewithheartday.com.au or over the phone 13 11 12.