Two Feet & A Heartbeat is for HeartKids families to pay tribute to their heart kids and have a moment of reflection for our Heart Angels. The broader community are encouraged to join the walk-in support of our community and to raise awareness for congenital heart disease.
Every day 8 children are born with a heart defect, that is a family every 3 hours whose life will change in a heartbeat. Four lives are tragically lost each week. CHD is the leading cause of death in Australian babies under the age of one. Over 65,000 Australian children and adults live with CHD, with the impact extended to their many family members and carers. Unfortunately undergoing heart surgery is not a cure - children with congenital heart disease will face unique challenges for the rest of their lives and for many, this includes ongoing medical treatment and repeated heart surgeries.