A marathon effort to look after Australian hearts
We all know or love someone who has been impacted by heart disease.
Around 50 lives are lost each day in Australia due to coronary heart disease, more than any
other cause, and it has a devastating impact on the families left behind.
Now there’s something everybody can do to help.
The Heart Foundation’s MyMarathon is your opportunity to raise funds for heart disease research that will help save lives, while challenging yourself to walk or run 42.2 km (or more)
over hours, days or weeks during October.
Where does the money go?
By walking or running a marathon during October, you are not only looking after your own heart health.
The biggest prize is the impact you’re having by raising money to help the Heart Foundation fund lifesaving heart disease research.
Here are a few ways your participation in MyMarathon will be helping Australian hearts:
could cover the cost
of basic tools researchers
need to grow heart cells,
such as syringes, test tubes,
could pay for a DNA
test that can help determine
to identify people at
high risk of heart disease.
could pay for a pipette:
essential for dispensing
microlitres (0.001ml) of
liquid for experiments.
Monique walks in memory of her Dad
Monique participated in memory of her Dad, Andrew, who she lost unexpectedly in July 2021.
“My dad (52) would run and cycle regularly, yet with no warning signs, he passed away from a heart attack.” she says
“Soon after his passing, I saw MyMarathon being promoted. I thought it was a great opportunity to drive awareness and a good way to cope with my grief. I wanted other people to know they were not alone.”
“My dad would not believe what I was doing, I know he would have been laughing at the thought of me completing a marathon!”