Kiwis asked to have a heart this February

volunteer, Sian Bolton

volunteer, Sian Bolton

The Heart Foundation is appealing for donations to continue its fight against heart disease, which remains the leading cause of death in New Zealand.
Throughout February, thousands of volunteers will be hitting the streets nationwide to raise funds for the Heart Foundation’s month-long Annual Appeal.
Heart Foundation Medical Director Gerry Devlin said this is the charity’s largest fundraising and awareness campaign of the year.
“While we have seen a dramatic reduction in death from heart disease over the last 40 years, more than one New Zealander still dies from heart disease every 90 minutes. We also have more New Zealanders living with heart disease than ever before who rightly have an expectation to live a productive life.”
Devlin said the Heart Foundation’s work to save lives has never been more important. “But we simply cannot do it without the generous support of everyday Kiwis.
The Heart Foundation are excited to have a presence this year at the Franklin A&P Show on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 February. Staff will be providing blood pressure tests. There will also be spot prizes kindly donated by PAK ‘n’ SAVE Pukekohe. You can make a donation by: phoning us on 0800 830 100. Online at: www.heartfoundation.org.nz/donate.

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