Group of Hearts

Group of Hearts for The Ben Beale Laboratory in Cardiovascular Research

On April 24th, 2017 father-of-five Ben Beale tragically passed away from a heart attack caused by the heart disease, atherosclerosis. Despite incredible advances, there is no cure for atherosclerosis. The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Ben’s family and our scientists across the country are determined to change that.

This would be a lasting and fitting legacy to an adored husband, father, and our great mate, who is sorely missed every single day. Our goal is to save thousands of other families from heartache in the future.

Join the Group of Hearts

We are inviting a select group of supporters to be part of this heartfelt journey and bring the ‘Ben Beale Laboratory in Cardiovascular Research’ to life. The scheduled opening date of the Ben Beale Lab is late 2022, representing five years since Ben’s passing.

As a Group of Hearts supporter, you'll receive the latest updates on heart research in Western Australia and nationwide, and invitations to exclusive donor events. We look forward to inviting you also to tour the Ben Beale Lab once it has launched.

💜 A Foundation Gift of $50,000 p.a. for five years will help establish the naming rights of the lab and support a senior scientist in their quest to cure the no.1 killer in Western Australia

💜 A Chairman Gift of $25,000 p.a. for five years will help fund a post-doctoral fellow as they take their projects to the next level

💜 A Partner gift of $10,000 p.a. for five years will help fund a PhD student at the start of their scientific career

💜 A donor gift of $5,000 p.a. for five years will help purchase cutting-edge equipment vital to help making scientific breakthroughs possible.

Hey! If you’re looking to make a one-off donation, please visit the Make a Donation in Memory of Ben Beale page.

Help us reach our $1.25 million goal to open the Ben Beale Laboratory


To learn more about the Group of Hearts program or to enquire about booking, please contact:


Andrea Dawber
Senior Philanthropy Manager, Western Australia
M: 0407 554 304
E: a.dawber@victorchang.edu.au


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Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, the Gadigal of the Eora nation, on which we meet, work, and discover.
Our Western Australian laboratories pay their respect to the Whadjuk Noongar who remain as the spiritual and cultural custodians of their land.

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