The Cardiods

Our hearts are walking and running their way to save lives.

This October MAV's 'The Cardioids' are running and walking our way to raise funds for the Heart Foundation. Recently one of our colleagues had open heart surgery to replace a pulmonary valve, now we hope to help others.

We are working as a team, as that is what we do! Together we hope to show our support for the thousands of Australians living with heart disease. The donations we receive will help fund lifesaving heart disease research that makes a real difference to people’s lives.

You can support us by joining our team and completing a marathon with us, or by making a donation, right here and now.

Together, we can win the race against heart disease.

Team Updates

We are all on our own path, together

Some of us are running around in circles and others are... running around in hearts, either way all team members are clocking up plenty of kilometres!
Peter Saffin created this great route on one of his runs. Jen has cracked 100km (and the all clear from her heart surgeon!). Meanwhile, Judy has enjoyed a 8.3km morning walk today... along with some lounging by the waterside with a coffee! 
We are keeping up the pace and would love your support, so donate today :)

One windy weekend

Our team was busy this weekend getting outdoors in the sunshine, warmth and wind to clock up kilometres. Peter Sander's has smashed out 23km so far. Ellen spent time pacing the Merri Creek trails and the temporally open to the public Northcote Golf Course.

We have kicked started our run/walk towards our goals.

MAV's The Cardioid’s have commenced their walk and run towards our team and personal goals. This morning Jen Bowden kicked started her day with a 5km walk, Helen Haralambous a 5km run and Ellen Corovic eased in with a 3km walk. 

Our team also includes MAV CEO Peter Saffin, MAV consultant Danijela Draskovic and our colleagues Judy Gregg, Michaela Epstein, Peter Sanders and Vicky Kezos. 

We would love your support. Sign up to walk/run with us, or donate today 😊

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Anonymous

Go get is, you are amazing

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Peter Saffin

Go Team!

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Briana, Kurt, Bella & Hayden

GO JEN! Such a good cause, and we're so grateful that your heart is happy and healthy again. xox

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Natalie Staggard

Walk well, Jen! Every step is a step closer to heart wellness and for that we are all grateful. Would definitely be up for walk to help you reach that 200km goal! Nat xx

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Betty Haralambous

Go Helen

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Linda Saffin

Go for a good cause Peter

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Janine Kemp

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to support this worthy cause. We had 12 extra years with my Dad due to the sensational work the Heart Foundation do. All the best with reaching your goal.

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Don

Go Judy! Such a worthy cause.

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Cameron Stuckey

Great work Jen! ❤️

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Peter Sanders

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Dr Shaz

Well done Jen - big year. Go girl. You are the best.

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Stoddart

Great work Jen Bowden!

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Bel

Glad your health is good. Great cause. Well done!

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Kate Nicolazzo

Woo hoo! Go Ellen!

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Mira Draskovic

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Susie Cam Ava Scarlet

Go Forrest just keep walking! Love your new heart!

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Kerry Gargiulo

Great work Jen, you are amazing. Love your work.

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Cheryl Tonn

Congratulations Jen, great effort for a wonderful cause xx

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Anonymous

Go H!

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Jennifer Bowden

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Ellen

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Helen Haralambous

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Ken Seymour

Go Judes!! Love Ken and Trudy xx

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Vicky Kezos

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Duncan Elliott

Go smooth you big legend

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P & D Stewart

Great job Judy. Very impressed 💖

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Peter Saffin

Go us!

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Judy Gregg

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Natalie Panzarino

💖

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Jessica Berenyi

Great job Ellen!

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Carmel Burton

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Andy Deans

Go Pete

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Robert And Cathy Marigliani

Great work Judy. I'm sure you'll smash 42km target.

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Tran Nguyen

Woooow! 42.2kms is mega. Michaela you are an inspiration x

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Jaq And Seb Astill

Go for It!

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Polly Haralambous

All the best

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Danijela Draskovic

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Catharine Brunt

Go Ellen!!!

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Roe Smith

Go Jen💕

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Alicia Gutierrez

We love you Bowden!!

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Tracey Muir

You are inspirational Jen

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Pointy!

Love you Jenno - the warmest heart I know!

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Marissa Cashmore

You have my full support, would love to join the team if its not too late, to potentially add donations xx You are awesome xx

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Rachel Derum

Very proud of you and inspired by you Ellen!! xxx

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Amie Albrecht

Glad to hear you are on the mend, Jen, and great work team!

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Manuela Epstein

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Alex B

Inspired! Good luck and enjoy the run for good :)

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Tina Grundmann

You are a bloody champ! Lots of love, Tina, Noah & Dusty

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Carly Gregg

Well done Mum! Smashed it in just 9 days! Great work

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Jacinta Blencowe

Go team

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Ela Kopp

Well done Judy!

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Adam Gregg

Way to go mum!

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Dan Cloney

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Clement Tseung

good cause good luck!

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Laura Omeara

Smash it 👏👏👏Good on you 💪💪

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Helen H

Well done Jen on the fantastic rehab & on leading the pack!!

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Nick Zonnios

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Bianca Cumming

Well done Jen 💗

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Rachel Spinks

Such a worthy cause. Donating to help raise much needed funds. And also for Jen and my son Nicholas. x

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Michaela Epstein

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Pete Brunt

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Tim

my beautiful big sister. So glad u pulled thru ok and just keep up the great work!

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Lisa Bailie

Good on ya jenno love ya xx

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Ella Critchley

You go girl!!! ❤️

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Helen Stearman