The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute raises valuable funds through its annual events program, which is run by a dedicated team with the help of generous individuals. We are very grateful to our volunteer Appeals Committee and Young Appeals Committee for their assistance and the wonderful support of our sponsors. Click below to find out more about one of our major events. To enquire about an upcoming event please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute will celebrate its 21st Birthday with the launch of the annual Heart Beat Ball to be held in the Sydney Town Hall on Friday 11 September, 2015. The decadent heritage architecture of the Town Hall will complement the evening beautifully. Please join us in paying tribute to the life of Victor Chang and to celebrate the achievements of the Institute’s researchers.
The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, in partnership with CBA Women in Focus, host the annual Women Against Heart Disease Lunch to raise money for our work but, importantly, to raise awareness that heart disease is frequently ignored or overlooked by women. Heart disease is the most common cause of death in women, claiming four times as many lives as breast cancer. The event was established to honour the memory of the Institute’s Finance Manager, Monica O’Loughlin, who tragically died of a heart attack, leaving behind a loving husband and five beautiful children. Each year we invite a panel of experts to discuss a different issue associated with research into heart disease and women.
Held in partnership with The Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel, The Bay Soiree is set to become a signature event on Sydney’s charity event calendar. Guests are treated to a lavish 3 course, barefoot dinner complemented with champagne and matching wines. All while watching the sun go down on the sand at Watsons Bay Beach, one of Sydney’s most beautiful harbour settings.
The annual Victor Chang Symposium is a series of short talks on hot topics by leading heart doctors and researchers from around Australia and the world. The Symposium program covers a huge range of topics from basic science to clinical medicine. Sessions will focus on heart development and congenital heart disease, genetic basis of dilated cardiomyopathy, cardiac muscle function and regeneration, stem cells, and new heart failure therapies.
The Victor Chang Lowy Packer building is a state-of-the-art purpose built research facility which officially opened in September 2008. Our large Board Room, meeting rooms and function spaces as well as our laboratories are available to hire for events, functions, product launches, as well as for filming features and advertisements.