Donate before 30 June to help raise urgent funds for deadly heart disease 

This tax time, help us reach our goal of accelerating our research into hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the leading cause of cardiac death in children aged five to 15, into clinical trials and start saving lives

"There are tens of thousands of Australians who have no idea they have this disease. If we could deliver a treatment and a way to reverse the damage to their hearts, this could save many lives and be life-changing" - Professor Livia Hool  

One family in Perth understand all too well how vital Prof Livia Hool's research is. Nikki Glover has two sons who suffer from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Ayden and Nate were diagnosed when they were just 9 years old. Since then, they have been riddled with numerous heart surgeries and a lifetime of heart medication. 

There is currently no treatment or cure for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

The research breakthrough into hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Professor Livia Hool from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and her team from Western Australia have made a potential breakthrough discovery in the treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. By targeting a calcium channel in the heart with medication, it could potentially both prevent and reverse the damage of the inherited heart disease which causes the heart to become dangerously large.

How can you help?

The next stage of this research is to take it to clinical trials. If proven effective, it could potentially save the lives of these boys and the lives of thousands of people around the world who suffer from this disease – but right now have no idea they are living with the condition.

It will take at least $312,000 to take the research breakthrough into clinical trials. It's not too late to make your EOFY gift and help us reach our goal.  

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