In honour of the four lives lost to congenital heart disease every week, hundreds of Gold Coasters are expected to take part in the HeartKids Two Feet & A Heartbeat charity walk this Sunday.
The 4km walk is happening at Pratten Park in Broadbeach and funds raised from the event will go towards supporting families affected by congenital heart disease as well as funding life-changing medical research.
In Australia, eight babies born with congenital heart disease every day and as there is no known cure, those with the condition face unique challenges for their entire life. It is also one of the leading causes of death of babies in Australia.
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Pre-registration for the Gold Coast event has now closed, however locals wanting to take part can register on the day from 9am.
On the day, every walker will carry a coloured flag:
- Blue for those impacted by either congenital or acquired heart disease
- Red for those walking in support
- White for those walking in memory of a Heart Angel (deceased loved one)
For more information on the HeartKids Two Feet & A Heartbeat charity walk, visit: heartkids.org.au/whats-on/two-feet-a-heartbeat-2018