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Wearing red for Valentine's Day

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Shockingly, heart disease kills one Australian every 29 minutes, that’s 50 people every single day. Given that it is the biggest cause of Australian deaths, it would be impossible for almost every Australian to not be impacted in some way.
The simple fact is that research saves lives. Heart Research Australia aims to reduce the devastating impact heart disease has on families and the community by supporting world-class and emerging researchers to conduct ground-breaking research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
That’s why this February, we invite Australians to get involved with Wear Red Day for someone close to their heart to help keep families together for longer. Whether it’s a family member, wife, husband, or that special friend who means the world to them, or in memory of someone they loved who sadly passed away due to heart disease.
Getting involved is as simple as wearing red and donating to Heart Research Australia during the month of February.
To find out more please visit
On behalf of the thousands of Australians impacted by heart disease every year, thank you for your support.
Nicci Dent
CEO, Heart Research Australia


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