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 14 September 2022. Donate 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.
How does it work?
- Donate on or before 14 September 2022 by visiting givewithheartday.com.au or calling 13 11 12
- Your donation will be automatically doubled* to make 2x the impact
- Spread the word and ask your friends and family to donate to help raise funds to fight heart disease
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 $235,000 raised as part of Give with Heart Day 2022 will have their donation matched by Heart Foundation major supporters (these supporters are listed on the supporter board on the Give with Heart Day website).
What is the theme of Give with Heart Day 2022?
The theme for this GWHD is making this the day you help save a life. More Australians die from heart disease than from any other cause. By donating this Give with Heart Day you can double your impact by funding lifesaving heart research and make this the day you help save a life.
How will Give with Heart Day be taken to the masses this year?
In order to amplify our 24-hr fundraising challenge, increase awareness and encourage participation in Give with Heart Day we will once again partner with Channel 7 and their breakfast and morning TV shows on Wednesday 14 September 2022. With their support we can help Australians understand the importance of heart health and how they can help to save a life.
Additionally, we will have nationwide radio broadcasts, social media content and our dedicated Give with Heart Day website.
In the lead up to Give with Heart Day we will also be telling authentic and heartfelt stories from everyday Australians and researchers, as well as high profile Australians, to reinforce the emotional connections to the essential work the Heart Foundation does.
Give with Heart Day ambassadors and Spokespeople
Our Give with Heart Day Ambassadors and everyday Australians case studies will help us to raise awareness and funds ahead of the giving day, they include:
Aussie rock icon, Jon Stevens, is no stranger to the national stage. For decades, he’s performed to sell-out crowds as a solo artist and as the lead singer of legendary bands including Noiseworks and INXS.
In 2008, heart disease almost took his life, but a routine health check-up found an anomaly in his heart, with tests later revealing that his arteries were blocked: one of them 99.9%.
Reeling from the shocking news, the seemingly fit and healthy rocker immediately underwent double heart bypass surgery.
Jon is a touring musician at heart and believes in enjoying the rock and roll lifestyle in moderation. He gives care to his underlying heart concerns by staying fit on the road and leads an active, healthy lifestyle.
2022 marks a new chapter, it was 35 years ago that Noiseworks formed by Jon and Stuart ‘Chet’ Fraser, and to mark the anniversary and in honour of Stuart, Jon Stevens and newly reformed group Noiseworks will release ‘Heart & Soul’ on 15 August.
And this September Jon joins the Heart Foundation as Ambassador for Give with Heart Day, to help raise awareness of heart disease: Australia’s number one killer.
Mark Robinson (Robbo) is an Australian sports journalist and open-heart surgery survivor. He is the chief football writer for Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper, appears on the 1116 SEN radio station's pre-match Australian Football League discussion and co-hosts Fox Footy's AFL 360 television program.
With more than nine million followers on Instagram alone, Celeste Barber is undoubtedly one of the most influential Australians on social media. Aside from this, her efforts to raise money for not for profits in Australia is extraordinary. Celeste will support the campaign using her social channels to promote Give with Heart Day.
- Associate Professor Anna Calkin - Understanding our DNA to Identify New Drug Targets to Prevent Heart Disease and Fatty Liver Disease
- Professor Steven Wise - Patient-derived arteries in a box
- Doctor Jessica O’Brien - Quantifying cardiac inflammation in acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Aboriginal Australians and/or Torres Strait Islander people
- Doctor Dean Picone - Finding a smarter way to measure blood pressure
- Doctor Shaun Gregory - Decreasing Complications with Mechanical Hearts
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 $235,000 raised as part of Give with Heart Day 2022 will have their donation matched by Heart Foundation’s major supporters. Once we reach the $235,000 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.
*Donors who contribute to the first $235,000 raised as part of Give with Heart Day 2022 will have their donation matched by Heart Foundation major supporters. Every $1 = $2.
Will donations made as part of MyMarathon or any other Heart Foundation campaign on September 14 be included as part of Give with Heart Day?