One in every one hundred babies born in Australia has a heart defect.
There is no known cure.
As a parent, finding out that your child or unborn baby has a heart condition can be overwhelming. Congenital heart disease is the leading cause of death of Australian babies, and is caused by abnormal formation of the heart during foetal development. Some of the known causes of congenital heart defects include genes, environmental factors and other factors relating to maternal health. In around 8 out of 10 cases, the reason for the congenital heart defect is unknown.
HeartKids’ primary mission it to support the 64,000 Australian children, teens and adults affected by congenital heart disease to live the most fulfilling life possible and to reach their personal goals. HeartKids has supported many Drakes Team members and their families through tough times, and for that we are extremely grateful.
On June 19th, the Drakes Team will be taking part in the Super Boss Day! By dressing up as their favourite superhero for the day, our team aim to raise much-needed funds for HeartKids.
You can help by buying a $2 Drakes HeartKids Super Boss Day wall token throughout the month of June and display your support in-store. Funds raised will go towards a number of programs, including in-hospital support, family support, teen camps, family camps, education days and peer support programs among other programs.
To find out more or to donate online, visit the HeartKids website.