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Collaboration in Cardiac Care Meeting

Sep 26 2019
All Health Professionals are invited to attend the Collaboration in Cardiac Care meeting that will be held on Thursday 12th December 2019. The ...

A lovely letter from a Heart Centre family

Aug 24 2017
The family of one of our patients has written a beautiful letter of appreciation. It shows how many people and various roles work together to ma...

24 Hour Soccerthon

Aug 23 2017
The annual 24 Hour Soccerthon, which is now in its 6th year, will be running from 25-26 August. Each year this event has helped us raise substan...

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The Grin and Bear it Challenge

Posted by Caroline Jankovic on 11 March 2014
On Sunday 23rd March, The Children's Hospital at Westmead is hosting The Grin and Bear it Challenge - an obstacle event designed to test strength, stamina and agility (and to have fun while doing it).   We have put a team together, by the name of Heart to Beat, and would love for you to join us.  The registration fee is $59, which covers your food and drink, bus transfers, event t-shirt, 2 x bootcamp training sessions and event pack. We are encouraged a minimum fundraising target of $750 per person. Collection from Westmead Children's Hospital will be at 3am to commence the obstacle course at 6am, or alternatively you can make your way to RAW Challenge course at 110 Pacific Highway, Doyalson NSW 2262. For more information on the event or to register head to: http://bandagedbear.org.au/fundraising-event/grin-and-bear-it-challenge To support our team, go to: http://www.gofundraise.com.au/pages/search?query=Heart%20to%20beat%20girls ...
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Chain Reaction Challenge

Posted by Caroline Jankovic on 19 February 2014
Associate Professor Stuart Grieve, a radiologist at RPA Hospital, will be participating in the Chain Reaction Challenge, a 1200km in seven days cycling event around Tasmania, between Saturday 22 March and Friday 28 March. Stuart hopes to raise money to purchase an MRI-compatible cycle ergometer which will support cardiac MRI-related research at CHW. If you would like to sponsor him for this ride please go to:
                Stuart Grieve – Fundraising Page 
Alternatively you can send him a cheque made payable to the 'Chain Reaction Challenge Foundation'. If you are interested in more information on the ride please visit www.chain-reaction.org.au ...
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Valentine's Day cake stall

Posted by Caroline Jankovic on 17 February 2014

On Friday 14 February, the Heart Centre for Children staff held a cake stall to celebrate Valentine's Day and the end of Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week.  As usual, it was a great success and we saw many happy faces.  The event raised over $500, which will go towards purchasing a heart-lung machine. 

To find out how you can help us to buy this key piece of equipment go to How You Can Help.

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Valentines Day cake stall

Posted by Kylie Flament on 20 January 2014
7-14 February is Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week, so we're going to celebrate Valentine's Day with a big cake stall and book sale in the entrance of The Children's Hospital at Westmead.  If you would like to help in any way, please call the Heart Centre Manager on (02) 9845 2326 or contact us here
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Join us for the Color Run

Posted by Kylie Flament on 14 January 2014
The Color Run is coming to Sydney Olympic Park once again on Sunday 9 February and we will be there, raising money for the Heart Centre for Children.  We would love to have a few more people on our team, so sign up via The Color Run and look for our team, The Pacemakers.  The morning event has sold out so get in quick!  Tickets for the afternoon are on sale from Wednesday 15 January.  Please call Kylie on 9845 2326 if you have any questions.
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In Memory of Madi

Posted by Kylie Flament on 28 November 2013
Rachel and Mathew lost their 10-year-old daughter Madi to heart disease in 2011 and miss her every day, but they are turning a tragedy into a drive to prevent other families from experiencing the same loss through raising money for research.  The Heart Centre for Children is working hard to understand Congenital Heart Disease (CHD), the causes of it, different treatment options and how to support families in their journey.  To find out more about Madi and her family's fundraising quest, and to donate, head to In Memory of Madi.  For more about our research programme, visit Kids Heart Research.
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Fontan for Life

Posted on 26 November 2013
Fontan for Life
William was just 38 hours old when he underwent his first heart surgery.  In his short life he has undergone three heart surgeries at the Heart Centre for Children – culminating in the Fontan procedure which he had last year. Now, at six years of age, his mother Lisa Chamberlin says he is a completely different child, who is active and loves to run around with his brother. William is one of over 900 children and adults who are taking part in the largest heart study of its kind in the world, the Fontan Registry and who, this month is hoping to raise awareness of the registry during a campaign called ‘Fontan for Life’ which aims to raise $200,000 for the registry. The Fontan procedure is a lifesaving medical technique used to treat children born with certain serious heart defects. The procedure involves restructuring the heart so that it can operate effectively using only one ventricle, or pumping chamber, as opposed to two. The Fontan procedure is relative...
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Teddy's Special Heart

Posted by Kylie Flament on 20 November 2013
Some kids are born special... like Teddy who has a special heart.  Teddy has had multiple operations already and will need more as he grows, but he's a fighter.  His family have launched a fundraiser, asking for your help to raise money for research into congenital heart disease so that we can understand more about conditions like Hypoplastic Left Heart, which Teddy has.  To read more about Teddy's story and how you can help, click here.  To read more about our research programmes, click here.
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Monty at the Radiothon

Posted by Kylie Flament on 13 November 2013

Little Monty and his family visited us today for the 2UE Radiothon which is raising much-needed funds for The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

The interview with his Mum Catriona can be found here.

Thank you Monty and co for brightening our day!!

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2UE Radiothon 13 November

Posted by Kylie Flament on 4 November 2013

2UE is running a Radiothon to support The Children's Hospital at Westmead and a few staff from the Heart Centre for Children will be manning the phones at various points throughout the day on Wednesday 13 November.  We would love to hear from you and we really appreciate any support that you can offer.  We are currently fundraising for new equipment (including temporary pacemakers for after surgery and a new heart-lung machine for during bypass) and for our research (both genetic and psycho-social).  For more information about the Radiothon, or to donate, head to http://www.2ue.com.au/childrenshospitalappeal.

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