Football Federation SA proudly announced the HeartKids Foundation as its official Charity Partner last week.

Heart Kids Australia is a registered Health Charity dedicated to providing lifelong support to those with childhood heart disease and their families, be it congenital (born with) or acquired.

They also fund life-saving research, supporting leading cardiologists and researches who are working to reduce the incidence of Childhood Heart Disease and to reduce the mortality rates currently being experienced.

8 babies are born with heart disease in Australia every day and 4 precious lives are lost each week.

Heart Kids receives no government funding and relies heavily on donations from the general public.

In the lead up the Foundation’s 2017 Super Boss Day – which will see Executives from around the nation dressing up as a super hero to generate awareness and funding for families affected by Congenital Heart Disease, FFSA will be working with Clubs as they hold events at local grounds as their own fundraiser.

 

To kick start the fundraiser, Football Federation SA has contributed $1,000 to the Foundation and set a target for the Football Community to reach of $20,000 by Friday May 26.

Here are a few things to remember before jumping on the link below to assist in making a difference for a fantastic cause.

– Nearly 3,000 children are born with heart defects each year.

– Approximately 32,000 children under the age of 18 are currently living with Congenital Heart Disease in Australia.

– All proceeds donated online or at local grounds to HeartKids over the next few weeks will go direct to the Foundation.

Here is the link to our very own Super Boss Day Everyday Hero page: https://superbossday2017.everydayhero.com/au/football-federation-south-australia.