The event is an opportunity for the community to raise funds in support for those with congenital heart disease (CHD), one of the leading causes of death of Australian babies.
Each year, the annual gala attracts over 550 guests who are committed to helping HeartKids deliver vital research and support programs for children, teens, adults and their families impacted by CHD. The event, which in 2021 will coincide with HeartKids ‘Sweetheart Day’, will be treated to an evening of sophistication, gastronome dining and premier entertainment, while generously raising funds for HeartKids. The evenings MC’s will lead an entertainment lineup including various live bands such as Perth’s electrifying six-piece band Switch. There will also be silent auctions, providing guests an opportunity to bid for and win some amazing prizes throughout the night.
HeartKids supports life-saving research, provides information and advocates on behalf of families for a condition that has no known cure; people living with congenital heart disease will face unique challenges for their entire lives.
Due to COVID-19, families in regional communities are relying on HeartKids services and family support programs more than ever.
Tickets to the HeartKids Gala Ball are available online via HeartKids Australia until 31st January, 2021.
HeartKids is a registered national health charity. Working with health professionals, HeartKids provides lifelong support for those with congenital or acquired heart disease and their families Australia-wide. HeartKids also funds life-saving research, advocates and informs. To date, HeartKids has committed more than $3.5 million to fund research into the causes, treatment and management of childhood heart disease.
About congenital heart disease
Congenital heart disease is one of the leading causes of death of Australian babies under one and one of the most common birth abnormality affecting one in every 100 births. Every day, eight babies are born with congenital heart disease and sadly, four lives are lost each week. There is no known cure. Congenital heart disease is a complex chronic disease requiring lifelong treatment.