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Chain Reaction Foundation

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is proud to partner with the Chain Reaction Foundation, a charity which raises money for seriously sick children.

The Chain Reaction Foundation hosts a corporate cycling event which challenges senior executives with a passion for riders, to cover over 1,000 kilometres in seven days.

Established in Victoria in 2007, the ride has now grown to incorporate teams from three different states.

Thanks to generous funding from Chain Reaction NSW, scientists at the Victor Chang Institute have established Australia’s largest genetic research program into congenital heart disease.

The program’s cutting edge technology enables our scientists to analyse the entire genetic make-up of babies born with heart abnormalities. They are hunting through billions of pieces of genetic code to pinpoint the gene mutations that bring terrible heartache to 1 in 100 Australian families.

Our world renowned professor, Sally Dunwoodie, is leading this landmark project and cyclists from the Chain Reaction Foundation have raised over $2.3million for our researchers since 2012. 

For more information or to participate in the ride visit: http://chain-reaction.org.au/

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