TV star David Campbell will be performing in Canberra on 20 May at the National Gallery, helping to raise money for the Heart Foundation ACT.
“More than 54,000 Australians suffer a heart attack each year, that’s one heart attack every 10 minutes. Sadly, 23 people will lose their life to a heart attack every single day,” said Tony Stubbs, CEO of the Heart Foundation ACT.
“Funds raised at the Gala Dinner will help in making a significant difference to the lives of heart attack survivors by providing them with the tools and information to get back to health in as quick a time as possible and also help to avoid a repeat event.”
Maria Selleck, the owner of Maria Selleck Properties and one of the event’s top organisers, said there were personal reasons for her supporting the event.
“Family is everything to me. I saw my father suffer because of heart disease and it’s something I wish no other family to experience,” she said.
“The heart is such an important part of the body and there are so many people that need further education about the heart.
“There is a very high percentage of people who have a heart attack that will go on to have a second and third one. We hope to help educate people to prevent them having repeat attacks.”
What: The Heart Foundation Gala Dinner Black Tie Event
When: Saturday 20 May at 6.30pm
Where: National Gallery of Australia
For tickets: https://tinyurl.com/HFgala.