Some of Australia’s most famous and recognisable landmarks, including the Sydney Opera House,
will light up red tonight in support of the Heart Foundation’s annual 24-hour fundraising challenge,
Give with Heart Day, which takes place tomorrow (Wednesday 15 September 2021).
As the sun sinks below the western horizon this evening, the Opera House’s iconic sails will glow
red – the Heart Foundation’s signature colour – along with about a dozen other notable landmarks
in cities across the country.
Bill Stavreski, Heart Foundation General Manager of Heart Health tells Dave The Heart Foundation will post photos and videos on its social media channels for everyone to enjoy and reminded people living in locked-down cities should not leave their homes to view the illuminations.,which include:
AAMI Park Stadium
Queensland Parliament House
Old Parliament House
Launceston Town Hall
Bill Stavreski, Heart Foundation General Manager of Heart Health, said the illuminations will
represent an incredible show of support from across Australia for Give with Heart Day, which aims
to raise $1.5 million to help fund life-saving heart research.
“COVID-19 has divided our nation in so many ways over the past 18 months. We are thankful and
humbled that the states and territories have come together in this way, lighting up their treasured
landmarks in a show of united support for the Heart Foundation on the eve of Give with Heart Day,”
“Tonight’s illuminations will be not only visually spectacular; they will shine a light on heart disease
and serve as a reminder that more Australians die of heart disease each year than any other single
cause. Every day, 50 Australians lose their lives to heart disease, tearing families apart.
“Give with Heart Day rallies supporters throughout Australia to help raise money for heart disease
research. Through life-saving research funded by the Heart Foundation, many Australians are
given a second chance at life, keeping families together.”
Some other venues will be lighting up red tomorrow night, on Give with Heart Day itself. These
include Canberra’s Telstra Tower; Queensland Parliament House; and the Town Hall and
Footbridge in Adelaide.
This is the fourth year that the Heart Foundation has run Give with Heart Day. “Give with Heart Day
has grown from a small telephone drive involving only Heart Foundation staff into one of the most
important events on the national fundraising calendar. Year on year, more and more Australians
have been getting behind us and donating on this important day,”
“We are so grateful for this support. The Heart Foundation is Australia’s largest non-government
funder of research to improve heart disease prevention diagnosis and support, and we rely almost
entirely on donations from hardworking Australians to continue this work.
“We’re asking all Australians to come together on Give with Heart Day and help the Heart
Foundation make a real difference to families all around the nation who are impacted by the
devastating effects of heart disease.”
To donate, visit www.givewithheartday.com.au.