“The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is what it is today because of the support of the Australian people. This is your Institute. Your support will help fund our researchers every step along the way in our ongoing fight against heart disease.”– Professor Bob Graham AO, Executive Director since 1994.
As an independent research facility, the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute relies wholly on charitable donations and research grants to function.
Conducting world-class research is expensive. This coupled with having to contend with our best Australian researchers being tempted by far more affluent overseas research organisations means we need to find additional funds to not only keep the researchers here but to ‘keep our doors open’. So the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute conducts a number of fundraising activities each year to meet the much needed extra financial support required to meet the cost of conducting the highest quality research possible.
Our core ethos is one of ‘friendraising’ over fundraising. Our philosophy is that if we don’t have friends, we can’t raise funds. Plus, as everyone knows, friends have an immeasurable value that goes far beyond financial matters.
How do I become a Friend of the Victor Chang Institute?
Becoming a Friend of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is as simple as making a donation of any size.
As a Friend, you’ll be:
• Sharing Dr Victor Chang’s vision and ambition to lead the fight against heart disease.
• Showing your commitment to our growth and development.
• An important stakeholder in the Institute.
• Supporting your heart health – as well as your children’s, grandchildren’s and every Australian’s.
ALL DONATIONS OVER $2 ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
With so many charities and causes asking for your support, why should you choose the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute?
The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute offers world-class scientists and doctors an environment where they can find lasting solutions to heart disease. We’re not working towards short-lived, news-making discoveries, but enduring solutions for a better future.
Heart disease is still the leading cause of death and disability in our society. We’re working to find practical treatments and preventative measures to reduce the incidence of heart disease.
Our research isn’t restricted to people of a particular age, gender or race. So our work is as relevant to a new-born baby as it is to a loving 75 year old grandmother, and to the families of both. Your donation will benefit real people, our society and an overburdened medical system.
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