When you do MyMarathon, every run will make you stronger. And every donation, no matter what the amount, gets us closer to the next lifesaving breakthrough in heart research.

Where the money goes

We’re deeply appreciative of the support given to us by so many big-hearted Australians. Every donation helps in the fight against heart disease, which is the number one killer of men and women in Australia.

Our work includes funding world-class cardiovascular research, guiding health professionals, educating Australians to make healthy choices, and supporting people living with heart conditions.

Here’s an idea of how donations make a real difference:


helps a researcher isolate and understand blood cells, to prevent dangerous blood clots


pays for a DNA test that can help determine the genetic factors that are important in heart disease


pays for a research assistant for one day to help a cardiovascular researcher continue their lifesaving work.


covers the cost of an MRI scan, which examines damage and abnormalities in the structure and function of the heart


pays for a CT angiogram to allow a researcher to examine the arteries that supply blood to the heart.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge. Being able to walk, jog or run where I want and when I want throughout the entire month of October make it realistic that I’ll be able to go the distance…and if I can do it anyone can!”

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